1,960 in Laos (2005 census). Population total all countries: 2,160.
Near China border, Loungnamtha Province, northeast of Namtha district, and south of Boun Neua; Phongsali Province, Boun-Tai, Mai and Khua districts, 8 villages; Oudomxai Province, Nama district.
None known. Not Khmuic, but Palaungic (1990 J. Svantesson). Related to Khao [xao] in Viet Nam.
SVO; complex morphology (prefixing); attributives follow noun heads; adverbials precede verb heads; simple syllable structure; nontonal.