75,000 (2012 SIL).
Rakhine State, Kyauktaw, Buthidaung, Ponnagyun, Pauktaw, Mrauk U, and Maungdaw townships; Chin State, Paletwa township.
Arang (Ahraing Khami, Areung, Aroeng), Vakung (Wakung), Xata, Xengna (Hrengna). Generally high comprehension of Vakung dialect among other dialect speakers. Vakung is the largest dialect and basis of literature. Lexical similarity: 91%–98% within Mro-Khimi varieties, 86%–90% with Likhy variety of Eastern Khumi [cek], 81%–85% with Lemi variety of Eastern Khumi [cek], 77%–81% with Kaladan Khumi [cnk].
SOV; negation is marked after the verb.
Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. 138,000 also use Rakhine [rki].
Latin script [Latn].
Buddhist, Christian, traditional religion.