500 (2010 census). Ethnic population: 5,000 (1990 A. Kibrik).
Southwest Dagestan Republic, Tsumadinsky district. 8 villages; Chechnya Republic.
Gadyri (Gachitl-Kvankhi), Gakvari (Agvali-Richaganik-Tsumada-Urukh), Gigatl (Hihatl), Kwenkhi, Tsumada. Dialects quite distinct. Gigatl (Hihatl) and Chamalal proper (with Gadyri, Gakvari, Tsumada and Kwenkhi dialects) are considered to be sublanguages.