100 in China (2002). Population total all countries: 4,890.
Tibet Autonomous Region, Western Central Tibet, Shigatse prefecture, Kyirong district. Also in Nepal (Kyirong).
SOV; postpositions; content q-word placed directly before copula and main verb; clause constituents indicated by case-marking; ergativity: Split S system; 26 consonant and 24 vowel phonemes; tonal
Officially classified within Tibetan nationality. Buddhist (Lamaist).