10,000 (1999 census).
Southeast Manipur, Chandel district, 6 villages to the west, east of Shuganu, 6 villages between Chalong and Mombi New, 18 villages between Palel, Chandel town, Palel and Sibong; Nagaland; Dimapur, Thamlakhuren.
Most similar to Anal Naga [anm].
SOV; postpositions; genitives before head nouns; adjectives and numerals after noun heads; noun prefixes mark person, number of possessor; VC, CV, CVC, CCCVC
A Scheduled Tribe. Christian.