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Yi or YI may refer to:

Philosophic principle[edit]

  • Yi (philosophy) (义; 義, righteousness, justice) among the Three Fundamental Bonds and Five Constant Virtues

Ethnic groups[edit]

  • Dongyi, the Eastern Yi, or Tung-yi (Chinese: , ), ancient peoples who lived east of the Zhongguo in ancient China
  • Yi people (Chinese: , ; Vietnamese: Lô Lô), an ethnic group in modern China, Vietnam, and Thailand


  • Yi (Cyrillic), the letter of the Ukrainian alphabet written "Ї" and "ї"
  • Yi language or the Nuosu language spoken by the Yi people of China
  • Yi script, either of two scripts used to write the Yi languages
  • Yiddish (ISO 639-1 language code: yi), the historical language of the Ashkenazi Jews

Mythology and religion[edit]

  • Yi the Archer or Houyi, a heroic archer and hunter in Chinese mythology
  • Yi (husbandman), also known as Boyi or Bo Yi, a heroic user of fire and government minister in Chinese mythology



Given name[edit]


Other uses[edit]

  • Yi (dinosaur)
  • Yi (drinkware) (), former name for the zun, a traditional bronze drinkware of ancient China
  • Yi (prefix symbol), the prefix symbol of the binary unit prefix yobi, representing 280, the equivalent of the decimal prefix yotta- (Y)
  • Yi (simplified Chinese: 亿; traditional Chinese: ), an East Asian counting unit meaning 100,000,000
  • Yi (vessel) (), a different kind of bronze vessel used in traditional rituals in ancient China
  • YI Technology, a Chinese company that manufactures cameras and computer vision technologies
  • I Ching, or Yijing, ancient Chinese text
  • "Yi" and "iMi", songs by American indie folk bank Bon Iver

See also[edit]