Samei language

Native to China
Ethnicity Yi
Native speakers
20,000 (2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 smh
Glottolog same1240[2]

Samei is a Loloish language of Yunnan, China closely related to Sani (Bradley 2005). It is spoken in and around Ala Township 阿拉彝族乡, just southeast of downtown Kunming.


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

Bradley, David (2005). "Sanie and language loss in China". International Journal of the Sociology of Language. 2005 (173): 159–176. doi:10.1515/ijsl.2005.2005.173.159. 

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