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Yi or YI may refer to:

Ethnic groups[edit]

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


Mythology, philosophy, and religion[edit]

  • Yi the Archer, or Houyi, a heroic archer and hunter in Chinese mythology
  • Yi (Confucianism), the Confucian virtue roughly equivalent to "righteousness" or "justice"
  • Yi (husbandman), also known as Boyi or Bo Yi, a heroic user of fire and government minister in Chinese mythology and ancient history



Given name[edit]


Other uses[edit]

  • Yi (dinosaur), a genus of Middle Jurassic scansoriopterygid theropod dinosaur
  • Yi (drinkware) (Chinese: ), former name for zun, a traditional bronze drinkware of ancient China
  • Yi (editor), a text editor written in Haskell
  • Yi (prefix symbol), the prefix symbol of the binary unit prefix yobi, representing 280, the equivalent of the decimal prefix "yotta-" (Y)
  • Yi (vessel) (), a different kind of bronze vessel used in traditional rituals in ancient China