15,000 (2007 SIL).
Rakhine State, Sittwe district, Minpya, Mrauk-U, and Myepung townships.
Dalet Stream (Lawktu), Kanni Stream, Lemyo River, Panmyawogyi River (Kawngtu), Phuntha Stream (Daaitu), Yaw Stream. Dialects tend to differ by stream. High intelligibility within the main dialect area (Nyuan Net Khuasung, Ahongdong, Pharphyaw, Pheithapyin villages). Lower intelligibility with more distant dialect areas (Sangkei village, Songlai area, etc.). Intelligibility to some extent with Sumtu Chin [csv]. Somewhat similar to Chinbon Chin [cnb]. Lexical similarity: 91%–96% with Sumtu Chin [csv], 85%–89% with Chinbon Chin [cnb], 82%–84% with Asho [csh].
Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Rakhine [rki].
Buddhist, Christian, traditional religion.