Lawu language

Pronunciation la˨˩wu˨˩
Native to China
Region Yunnan
Native speakers
50 (2012)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 lwu
Glottolog lawu1238[2]

Lawu is a highly endangered Loloish language of Yunnan, China. It has about 50 elderly speakers in Jiuha village 旧哈村, Shuitang district 水塘镇, Xinping County, Yuxi Prefecture, Yunnan Province. There are possibly also some speakers in Jiujia District 九甲乡, Zhenyuan County, Pu'er Prefecture, Yunnan Province.[3]


  1. Lawu at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Lawu". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. Yang (2011)

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