7,300 (2012 SIL).
Chin State: Paletwa township, Mang Um, Doitu, and Hettui dialects; Rakhine State: Mrauk-U township (Lai dialect); along the Laymyo or Phunglaung river.
Doitu, Hettui, Mang Um (Song), Lai. Lexical similarity over 90% with Laitu Chin [clj] but low intelligibility.
Vigorous. All domains. All ages.
Traditional religion, Buddhist, Christian.