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. Also in Myanmar.
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. Similar to Phom Naga [nph].
A Scheduled Tribe. Christian.