27,100 (2001 census). Ethnic population: 171,000 (2001 census).
Assam, Nagaon, Karbi Anglong, Kamrup, Sibsagar, and Lakhimpur districts; Meghalaya, Khasi Hills district.
Literacy rate in L2: 62% for Assam (2001 census). Literacy rate higher in the plains. In the hills, equally low among men and women. Don Bosco school (Karbi Anglong District) teaches Tiwa up to class 4. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1972.
Bengali script. Latin script.
A Scheduled Tribe. Traditional religion, Hindu.