100,000 in Myanmar (Bradley 1997). Population total all countries: 103,500.
Kachin State, east border area, Waimaw, Chiphwe, and Sawlaw townships, widely dispersed; north Shan State, Kutkai township.
Dago’ Lawng Bit, Gawan Naw’, Hlo’lan, Laking, Lawng Hsu, Wa Khawk, Zagaran Mran. Lawng Hsu may have difficult intelligibility with the other dialects.
Vigorous. Most domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Jingpho [kac].
Latin script [Latn].