65,100 (2001 census).
Himachal Pradesh, Kinnaur, Lahul-Spiti districts, Chauhra to Sangla and north along Satluj river to Morang, upper Ropa river valley villages; Shimla and Rampur area; Uttar Pradesh; Punjab; Kashmir.
3 (Wider communication).
Vigorous. 15,000–20,000 L2 speakers in Kinnaur District. Low proficiency in Hindi [hin].
A Scheduled Tribe. Hindu, Buddhist (Lamaist), traditional religion.