1,750 (2006 C. Willis). Ethnic population: 4,000.
Uttarakhand, Pithoragarh district, Darchula and Munsyari tahsils, Dhauli valley, from Tawaghat near Dharchula south to Sipoo in the north along Dhauli river. Dar, Bongling, Selachal, Nanglin, Baling, Dugtu, Saung, Baun, Philam, Datu, Gwo, Marchha, Dhakar, Sobla, and Sipoo villages.
Learn Kumaoni [kfy] and Hindi [hin] simultaneously with their mother tongue. Code switching and code mixing very common. Uncertain whether stable bilingualism will continue or whether Kumaoni or Hindi will replace Darmiya. Home, community. High bilingualism Hindi [hin]. Hindi is medium of education at all levels. Also use Central Tibetan [bod], Kumaoni [kfy], Nepali [npi].
Ranglo or Rang often used for Byangs, Chaudangs, Darmiya, and Rongpo. Hindu, traditional religion.