• Language: Mantsi
  • Alternate names: Black Lolo, Flowery Lolo, Lolo, Red Mantsi
  • Language code: nty
  • Language family: Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Ngwi-Burmese, Ngwi, Southeastern
  • Number of speakers: 1100
  • Script:


Mantsi is a language of Vietnam. It is spoken in Hà Giang Province, Meo Vac and Dong Van districts.


Called Southeast Vernacular, type of Yi. May be related to what is called Southeastern Yi or Guizhou Yi (See: Nasu, Wusa) in China. Not intelligible with Sichuan Yi (See: Nuosu?) (Nosu).

The Mantsi Verb

Sample Verbs

to biteqhui35
to blowpua44
to buyvui31
to die, be deadçie312
to dreamʑi31 mɔ44
to drinkndɔ̃31
to eatzɔ53
to fearvɔ312
to flybã44
to heartʂhɔ53
to hideŋua44
to killse35
to know, be knowledgeabletɕi55
to live, be alivemẽ44, su312
to open, uncovermue53 tã44
to seele312
to sittẽ31
to sleepmbua55
to sniff, smellne53
to standsua35
to stealmɔ55 qu44 mu33
to swimʑe53 le44
to walkɕiu44
to yawn