Native toChina
Native speakers
25,000 (2011)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3Variously:
ypg – Phola
ypa – Phala
ypo – Alo Phola

Phola, or Upriver Phula, is a dialect cluster of the Loloish languages spoken by the Phula people of China.

Phola proper is spoken by 13,000 people.

Alo Phola is spoken by 500 people in the village of Tuguozhai (土锅寨),[2] Dashuiping Community (大水平村), Lijiang Township (澧江镇), Yuanjiang County, Yunnan, where they are surrounded by Dai speakers.

Phala is spoken by 12,000 people out of an ethnic population of 13,000.

The representative Phola dialect studied in Pelkey (2011) is that of Luodie (罗垤), Wadie Township (洼垤乡), Yuanjiang County.


  1. ^ Phola at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
    Phala at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
    Alo Phola at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ "元江县澧江镇大水平村民委员会土锅寨". Archived from the original on 2018-10-05. Retrieved 2012-09-17.