Gepo language

Native to China
Ethnicity Yi
Native speakers
100,000 (2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 ygp
Glottolog gepo1234[2]

Gepo (Köpu) is a Loloish language of Yunnan, China spoken by 100,000 people. The speakers' autonym is kɔ˨˩, while the "-po" of "Gepo" means 'people'.[3] It is spoken in 6 villages of Fumin County, eastern Luquan County, and other adjacent counties to the northeast.


  1. Gepo at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Gepo". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. Bradley, David. 2005. "Sanie and language loss in China".International Journal of the Sociology of Language. Volume 2005, Issue 173, Pp. 159–176.
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