No known L1 speakers. Ethnic population: 1,010 in India, 1,420 all countries (2000).
Uttarakhand, Pithoragarh district, Johar valley, Darchula and Munsyari tahsils, facing Nepal border along Mahakali valley.
Shifted to Kumaoni [kfy].
Identity merged with the dominant Kumaoni people. Rangkas sometimes refers to the whole group of Darmiya, Chaudangsi, Byangsi, and the now extinct Johari.