2,000 (Van Driem 2007). Nomadic habits make assessment difficult. Some estimates as low as 1,000 (Parkin 1991).
Jharkhand, southern Hazaribag, southern Palamau, Singhbhum, and Ranchi districts; Chhattisgarh, Raigarh District; Odisha, Sundargarh, Kalahandi, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, and Sambalpur districts; West Bengal, Puruliya District; Maharashtra.
Devanagari script [Deva].
A Scheduled Tribe. Traditionally nomadic. Hindu, traditional religion.