Native toChina
Ethnicity2,810 (2007)[1]
Native speakers
400 (2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3ysd

The Samu (autonym: sa33 mu33; Chinese: 撒慕) language, or Samatao (sa33 ma21 taw21; Chinese 撒马多 Samaduo), also known as Eastern Samadu, is a Loloish language spoken by older adults in Zijun Village 子君村 (also called Da'er), Yiliu Township 矣六乡, Guandu District 官渡区, Kunming, China.[3] Although there was an ethnic population of 2,465 in 1999, there are no fluent speakers under 50 years of age.[4]


  1. ^ a b Samu at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Lama, Ziwo Qiu-Fuyuan (2012), Subgrouping of Nisoic (Yi) Languages, thesis, University of Texas at Arlington
  3. ^ "官渡区矣六街道办事处子君村民委员会子君村". Archived from the original on 2013-10-16. Retrieved 2013-03-02.
  4. ^ Bradley, David. 2005. "Sanie and language loss in China".International Journal of the Sociology of Language. Volume 2005, Issue 173, Pp. 159–176.