54,000 in India (Bhaskararao 2006). Population total all countries: 61,000.
Jharkhand, north former Santhal Pargana district, Rajmahal hills; Sahibganj and Godda districts, Pakaur district, Litipara block; West Bengal, Bankura, Barddhaman, and Murshidabad districts. Also in Bangladesh.
Part of Malto ethnic group. A Scheduled Tribe. Traditional religion, Christian.