30,000 in Myanmar (2000 D. Bradley). Very few monolinguals. Population total all countries: 31,800.
Kachin State, east border area. Also in China.
SOV; final nasals and stops; vowel length and tense-lax contrasts; tonal, 4 tones
Vigorous. Most domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Jingpho [kac].
Glossonym: Lashi by the Jingpho and Burmese, Lachi by the Chinese. Christian.