574,000 (2001 census).
South Madhya Pradesh, south Betul district, north, and Betul city area, Hoshangabad district, East Nimar (Khandwa) district; north Maharashtra, Amravati, Buldana, Akola districts.
Bondoy, Bouriya, Mawasi (Muasi, Muwasi), Ruma. Dialects in northern Maharashtra and south central Madhya Pradesh constitute one language; 82% to 97% intelligibility among them; Bouriya most widely understood. Lexical similarity: 76%–82% with Laki Bouriya dialects.
Different from Koraku [ksz]. A Scheduled Tribe in India. Traditional religion, Hindu.