900 (Nahhas 2007), decreasing. Ethnic population: 1,500 (Nahhas 2007).
North, Phrae Province, Ban Dong east of provincial capital; Nan Province, Ban Sakoen, east of Phayao Province border. 2 villages.
Ban Dong, Ban Sakoen. Ban Dong and Ban Sakoen Mpi are mutually intelligible (based on self-report of Ban Dong and Ban Sakoen residents). Lexical similarity: 86% between Ban Dong and Ban Sakoen dialects.
Thai script [Thai].
Kaw is used in Ban Sakoen. Possibly some in China who refer to their language as Pu Kaw. Buddhist.