A language of China
ISO 639-3: nuf
||12,000 (Bradley 2007). 1,000 monolinguals. 2,000 in Northern Nusu, 4,000 in Southern Nusu, and 6,000 in Central Nusu.
||Yunnan Province, Nujiang Lusu Autonomous Prefecture, south Fugong and northeast Lushui counties.
||Northern Nusu (Wawa-Kongtong), Southern Nusu (Guoke-Puluo), Central Nusu (Zhizhiluo-Laomudeng). Dialects not inherently mutually intelligible.
||Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Burmic, Ngwi, Central
||Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Intellectuals want to preserve it. Most also use Lisu [lis] or Mandarin Chinese [cmn].
||Classified as Nu nationality along with Anong, Zauzou, and 5,500 Drung. SOV; grammatical relations indicated mainly by word order and particles; tonal, 4 tones with relatively complex sandhi; loans from Lisu, Chinese, and a few from Burmese. Agriculturalists; animal husbandry: poultry, pigs, sheep, cattle; beekeepers. Traditional religion.