Information from: “撒都語研究 [A study of Sadu]” . Bai, Bibo 白碧波 (2012) The Ethnic Publishing House (民族出版社)
100 percent certain, based on the evidence available
DATE OF INFO
DOMAINS OF USE
SPEAKER NUMBER TRENDS
MORE ON VITALITY
Those who are above 26 can all speak Sadu, but this language is generally not passed down to the next generation.
Speaker number trend: above age 26: 100% age 16-25: 45.1% age 6-15: 23.4% age 3-5: 5.9%
OTHER LANGUAGES USED BY THE COMMUNITY
Southwestern Mandarin; Nisu
LANGUAGE CONTEXT COMMENTS
Sadu is used at home and within the community. Everyone can speak SW Mandarin due to schooling and socio-economic pressures. SW Mandarin is used in marketplaces and with non-community members. Nisu is used when speaking to the Yi group.