-Their language belongs to the Tibetan-Myanmese language group of the Chinese Tibetan Langage Family.
-They have a syllabic script called "The Old Yi Language", that was formed in the thirteenth century. It contains
10,000 words , 1,000 being for everyday use.
-The Yi's clothing comes in great variety and is different in different regions.
-They generally consider beardless men to be handsome.
-The Yi family is usually in the form of a clan with a "Suyi" (head man) and "Degu" elders gifted with silver tongues).
-The last one or two syllables of the Father's name go into or are added to the son's.
-They are one of the biggest ethnic groups in the Yunnan province, however their population is not as high as the Yi
-Bais worship the color white, and white clothing is considered as noble.
-Their architecture is harmonious and elegant in design.
-They are most known as living in Dali, that has become a famous tourist attraction and holds historical importance in
-Women wear their hair in a chaplet hair-style with a red ribbon fastening around to the scarf, along with a elegantly
-They celebrate the "Third Month Fair", "Rao Santing", "Yu Tan Hui", and the "Torch Festival".
-They also find building houses a great joy. Friends and family come around to give congradsulations to the family
building the house.