13,300,000 (2001 census).
Chhattisgarh; Bihar; Odisha; possibly in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, and Tripura. Baigani dialect in Madhya Pradesh, Shahdol District.
Baigani (Baiga, Bega, Bhumia, Gowro), Bhulia, Binjhwari, Chhattisgarhi Proper, Kalanga, Kavardi, Khairagarhi, Sadri Korwa. Most closely related to Awadhi [awa], Bagheli [bfy], and Surgujia [sgj]. Sadri Korwa spoken by Korwa people in Jashpur tahsil of Raigarh District; Baigani in Balaghat, Raipur, and Bilaspur districts of Chhattisgarh, and Sambalpur District of Odisha; Binjhwari in Raipur and Raigarh districts of Chhattisgarh; Kalanga and Bhulia dialects are spoken in Patna District of Bihar; Chhattisgarhi Proper in Raipur, Durg, Bilaspur, and other districts of Chhattisgarh.
Traditional religion, Hindu, Muslim.