8,000 (2007 R. Nahhas). Ethnic population: 8,500.
Chiangmai and Mae Hong Son provinces.
La-up, Northern Western Lawa, Omphai. Each village has a distinct accent. Ban Kok Luang, a village of the Northern group, has the most distinct dialect.
Orthography and literature based on Ban La-up dialect. Traditional religion, Buddhist, Christian.