Native toChina
Ethnicity80,000 Hani (1990)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3None (mis)

Lami (autonym: la21 mi55 in Honghe County, meaning 'low status';[2] Chinese: 腊米) is a Southern Loloish language of Yunnan, China. Lami is spoken in Jiangcheng Hani and Yi Autonomous County, Mojiang Hani Autonomous County, Jinping Miao, Yao, and Dai Autonomous County, and Honghe County. Lami is also spoken in Hade 哈德, Sanmeng Township 三猛乡, Lüchun County.[3]

The Lami language has been documented by Zhang (1998) and Wang (2011).


In Mojiang County, Lami is spoken by a total of 3,105 people in the following townships (Yang & Zhang 2010:9).

Lefèvre-Pontalis (1892)[4] reports the presence of Lami in Xieng-Hung (Jinghong), and provides a word list for Lami as well.


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  2. ^ Bradley, David. 2001. Northern Hani dialects. Paper presented at ICSTLL 34, Kunming, China, 24-28 October 2001.
  3. ^ Tang Mingsheng 唐明生. 2011. 际哈尼/阿卡区域文化调查: 中国绿春县哈德哈尼族腊米人文化实录. Kunming: Yunnan People's Press 云南人民出版社. ISBN 978-7-222-08434-6
  4. ^ Lefèvre-Pontalis, Pierre. 1892. Notes sur quelques populations du nord de l'Indo-Chine [Notes on some populations of northern Indo-China]. Journal Asiatique 19, 8, 8. 237-269, 129-154, 291-303.