100,000 in Myanmar (Bradley 1997). Total users in all countries: 103,500.
Kachin State, east border area, Waimaw, Chiphwe, and Sawlaw townships, widely dispersed; north Shan State, Kutkai township.
Dago’ Lawng Bit, Zagaran Mran, Gawan Naw’, Hlo’lan, Laking, Wa Khawk, Lawng Hsu. Lawng Hsu may have difficult intelligibility with the other dialects.
Vigorous. Most domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Jingpho [kac].
Latin script [Latn].