Lolopo, Lolongo
Native toChina
Native speakers
250,000 (2007)[1]
Pollard script
Language codes
ISO 639-3lpo

The Lipo language (native name: li55 pʰɔ21; Chinese: 傈坡语), also known as eastern Lisu, is a language of the Lisu people of China, similar to but not intelligible with the Lisu language proper. Some Lipo are classified by the government as Lisu, others as Yi. In some areas, the people prefer the name Lolopo (or Lolongo).

Some Lipo (Lipa 利帕) speakers in Bingchuan and Yongsheng counties are also referred to as Tujia (土家) (Yunnan 1956:19-20).[2]


  1. ^ Lipo at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Yunnan provincial ethnic classification research unit [云南省民族识别研究组]. 1956. Preliminary summary of ethnic classifications in Yunnan province: no. 1, 2 [云南省民族识别研究第一、二阶段初步总结]. Beijing: Central University for Nationalities Research Institute 中央民族学院.