23,200 in India (2001 census). Population total all countries: 23,250.
Southeast Manipur, Chandel district, Chandel, Chakpikarong, and Tengnoupal subdivisions, on Chakpi river banks. Possibly in Bangladesh. Also in Myanmar.
Laizo, Mulsom. Most similar to Lamgang [lmk] (Kuki Naga).
Also use Meitei [mni].
A Scheduled Tribe. Declared themselves Nagas (ethnically) in 1963. Christian.