Axi language

Native toChina
Native speakers
100,000 (2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3yix

Axi (Chinese 阿细 Axi ; Ahi; autonym: ɑ˨˩ɕi˥pʰo˨˩) is one of the Loloish languages spoken by the Yi people of China. The Axi are one of the main linguistic sub-branches of Yi, and the Axi tiaoyue is a dance of the Axi speaking Yi people accompanied by the sanhu.[3]

Axi is spoken in Mile, Shilin, Kunming, Luxi, and Huaning countries by about 110,000 speakers.[4]


  1. ^ Axi at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Axi Yi". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ 李勇翔 中国少数民族音乐 2006 "彝族三胡彝族三胡是彝族特有的弓弦乐器。云南彝族的两大支系"撒尼"与"阿细"人的民间乐舞"阿细跳月"常用此乐器演奏。"
  4. ^ Wang Chengyou [王成有]. 2003. Yiyu Fangyan Bijiao Yanjiu [彝语方言比较研究]. Chengdu: Sichuan People's Press [四川民族出版社]. ISBN 7540927658