5,300 (1983 census). Very few monolinguals.
North Kayin State, hills southeast of Taungoo in east Bago Division bordering Kayin State; south Kayah State.
Bawgali, Kyauk Gyi, Mawchi, Shwe Kyin. Dialects based on villages: Kyauk Gyi and Shwe Kyin are spoken in east Bago Region, Taungoo District near Kayin State border; Mawchi is spoken in Kayah State; Bawgali is spoken in north Kayin State. Some Paku dialects are quite similar to S’gaw Karen [ksw], while others are more similar to Bwe [bwe] and Geba [kvq].