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Yi

For the Confucian concept Yi (義), see Confucianism.


Yi is an alternative transliteration of Lee (Korean name).
The Yi people(Chinese: 彝族 Yz, own name: Nosu) are a modern ethnic group in China. Numbering 6.6 million, they are the seventh largest of the 56 ethnic groups officially recognized by the People's Republic of China. They live primarily in rural areas of Sichuan, Yunnan, Guizhou, and Guangxi, usually in mountainous regions. The Yi speak a Sino-Tibetan language. On the basis of a traditional script, a syllabic writing system consisting of 819 syllabic signs was created in the People's Republic of China in 1958.


Chinese ethnic groups
Achang - Bai - Blang - Bonan - Buyi - Dai - Daur - De'ang - Dong - Dongxiang - Drung - Evenki - Gaoshan - Gelao - Gin - Han - Hani - Hezhen - Hui - Jingpo - Jino - Kazakh - Kirghiz - Korean - Lahu - Lhoba - Li - Lisu - Manchu - Maonan - Menba - Miao - Mongol - Mulam - Naxi - Nu - Oroqin - Pumi - Qiang - Russian - Salar - She - Shui - Tajik - Tatar - Tibetan - Tu - Tujia - Uighur - Uzbek - Wa - Xibe - Yao - Yi - Yugur - Zhuang

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