248,000 in India (2001 census). Population total all countries: 250,000.
Assam, Sibsagar district, Nagagaon and Bortol villages near Simulguri township; northeast Nagaland, Mon and Tuensang districts.
Angphang, Changnyu, Chen, Chingkao, Chinglang, Choha, Gelekidoria, Hopao, Jakphang, Longching, Longkhai (Lungkhai, Lungkhi), Longmein, Longwa, Mon, Mulung, Ngangching, Sang, Shamnyuyanga, Shanlang, Shengha, Shunyuo, Sima, Sowa, Tableng (Angwangku, Kongon, Mohung, Wakching), Tabu, Tamkhungnyuo, Tang, Tobunyuo, Tolamleinyua, Totok. Tableng is standard dialect spoken in Wanching and Wakching. Reportedly similar to Phom Naga [nph].
Latin script [Latn].
A Scheduled Tribe. Christian.