1,330,000 in India (2001 census). Population total all countries: 1,333,300.
Assam, mainly in Darrang, Nagaon, and Kamrup, Goalpara, Sibsagar, and Lakhimpur districts; West Bengal, Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, and Cooch-Behar districts; Manipur, Chandel (Tengnoupal) District; Meghalaya, West Garo Hills district, Tikrikilla block, 7 villages, East Khasi Hills district. Also in Nepal (Meche).
4 (Educational). Statutory language of provincial identity in Assam (1950, Constitution, Articles 345–347).
Vigorous Bodo language and culture. Assamese [asm] is L1 for most Bodo Mech dialect speakers in Assam (Breton 1997:24).
Traditional religion, Christian.