137,000 in Myanmar. Population total all countries: 140,600.
North Shan State, Lashio area; the road north to the border, Nam Kham, North Hsenwi, and Tawngpeng (the ancient Palaung State); some east of Lashio and east of the Salween. Also in China.
Nam Kham Rumai may be a different dialect from Lashio Rumai. Possible wide-spread variation.
Buddhist, traditional religion.