Funing County, Yunnan

Funing County

Location of Funing County (pink) and Wenshan Prefecture (yellow) within Yunnan province of China
Country China
Province Yunnan
Prefecture Wenshan
  Total 5,459 km2 (2,108 sq mi)
  Total 390,000
  Density 71/km2 (190/sq mi)
Postal code 663400
Area code(s) 0876

Funing County (富宁县; pinyin: Fùníng Xiàn) is located in Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan province, China.

Ethnic groups

Ethnic groups of Funing County include the following. Population statistics are from 1990, and are sourced from the Funing County Ethnic Gazetteer 富宁县民族志 (1998).

The Zheyuan 蔗园 people of Dongbo 洞波, Funing County, and are classified as ethnic Han (You 2013:290, 361-363).[3] They number 1,033 people and call themselves the "Yuexie people" (粤西人), while some also refer to themselves as the Buhong 布红. The Zheyuan people migrated from Xuanhua County 宣化县, Guangxi (currently the southern banks of the Yong River 邕江, in Nanning City, Guangxi) about 150 years ago. The Zheyuan people speak a Yue Chinese dialect.[3]


The Funing County Ethnic Gazetteer (Lu and Nong 1998) identifies the following Zhuang subgroups.[2]


According to the Funing County Ethnic Gazetteer 富宁县民族志 (1998), ethnic Yi numbered 11,249 as of 1991, or 3.15% of the total county population. The Zhuang exonym for the Yi is Bùměng 布孟 (also Měngrén 孟人).

Yi subgroups of Funing County[2]
Yi group (Chinese name) Local names (autonyms, exonyms) No. of villages
White Yi 白彝 Měngpiāo 孟瓢, Měngdǎi 蒙歹 59
Gāokùjiǎo White Yi
高裤脚白彝 (高白彝)
Měngkōng 蒙空, Měngpéng 蒙彭 13
Black Yi 黑彝 Měngnà 孟那, Měngjí 蒙吉, Měngxìn 蒙信 3
Flowery Yi 花彝 Měngyī 孟衣, Kèduǒ 克朵, Měngyóu 蒙尤 14
White Flowery Yi 白花彝 Měngbào 孟刨 1
Sinicized Yi 汉彝 Měnglàng 孟浪 2
Měngméi Lolo 孟梅倮 Měngtáng 孟堂, Kèliè 克列 ?

There are 92 villages with ethnic Yi (in 38 administrative villages), consisting of 54 pure Yi villages and 38 ethnically mixed villages.[2]

Yi subgroups by township[2]
Township Ethnic Yi
within township
Ethnic Yi subgroups
Xīnhuá 新华乡 249 0.75% Měngdǎi 蒙歹 (White Yi)
Bǎnlún 板仑乡 2,786 11.61% Měngkōng 蒙空 (High-Trouser Yi)
Lǐdá 里达镇 1,293 6.02% Měngdǎi 蒙歹 (White Yi), Měngkōng 蒙空 (High-Trouser Yi)
Mùlún 睦伦乡 1,774 10.11% Měngdǎi 蒙歹 (White Yi)
Mùyāng 木央乡 3,454 12.47% Měngdǎi 蒙歹 (White Yi), Kèliè 克列 (Mengmei Yi), Kèduǒ 克朵 (Flowery Yi),
Měnglàng 孟浪 (Sinicized Yi), Měngjí 蒙吉 (Black Yi)

Ethnic Yi are found in the following villages of Funing County.[2]


Historical sites


  1. 1 2 3 Johnson, Eric C. 2011. "A Lexical and Phonological Comparison of the Central Taic Languages of Wenshan Prefecture, China: Getting More Out of Language Survey Wordlists Than Just Lexical Similarity Percentages." SIL Electronic Working Papers 2011-005: 170.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Lu Zhengyuan (吕正元) and Nong Lansheng (农览生), chief editors. 1998. Funing Xian Minzu Zhi [Funing County Nationalities Almanac]. Kunming: Yunnan Ethnic Publishing House.
  3. 1 2 You Weiqiong [尤伟琼]. 2013. Classifying ethnic groups of Yunnan [云南民族识别研究]. Beijing: Ethnic Publishing House [民族出版社].
  5. 1 2 3 Lama, Ziwo Qiu-Fuyuan. 2012. Subgrouping Of Nisoic (Yi) Languages: A Study From The Perspectives Of Shared Innovation And Phylogenetic Estimation. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Texas at Arlington.
  15. Wu Zili [武自立]. 1993. A preliminary study of the Mo'ang language of Funing County, Yunnan Province [云南富宁未昂话初探]. Minzu Yuwen 2.
  19. There is a Gelao village here called Dingjiapo 丁家坡.

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Coordinates: 23°37′48″N 105°37′34″E / 23.63000°N 105.62611°E / 23.63000; 105.62611

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