8,000 (2000 IICCC).
Andhra Pradesh state: Odisha, Koraput district, Lamtaput, 40 villages, Malkangiri district, Khoirput block; Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam.
Birong Raji, Kinda Raji, Koraput, Lamtaput. Dialects mutually intelligible. Speakers in Lamtaput block have 89%–94% intelligibility in Tikrapada and Audipoda villages. Intelligibility of the Hanumal village variety is less. Lexical similarity: 69%–89% among 7 varieties in Odisha, 90% between listed dialects.
Oriya script [Orya].