23,600 (2001). Ethnic population: 23,600.
North Manipur, Senapati district, East and West Sadar hills subdivisions, Mapao Thangal, Thangal Surung, Makeng Thangal, Tumnoupokpi, Yaikangpou, Tikhulen, Ningthoubam, Mayangkhang, and Gailongde. Most are east of Barak valley.
Similar to Maram Naga [nma].
Postpositions; genitives, relatives before noun head; articles, adjectives, numerals after noun head; question word initial; case marked by postpositional clitics; comparatives; CV, CVC, CVV, VC, V syllables; nontonal
All ages. Also use Meitei [mni].
A Scheduled Tribe. Christian.