12,000 (2007). Ethnic population: 294,000 Kathodi.
Maharashtra, Raigad and Thane districts, Sahayadri Range foothills; Rajasthan, northwest, Onga, Samicha Parebati, Mubusha, and Jhadol police station areas; Gujarat, Surat, Bharuch, Sabarkantha, and Dang districts; Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Amboli and Dapada Panchayat areas.
Vigorous. Home, community. Most also use Marathi [mar].