76,500 in India (2001 census). Population total all countries: 77,000. Ethnic population: 144,000.
North and central Tripura; Mizoram, Aizawl, Lunglei, and Chhimtuipui districts, Karnafuli river bank area, 30 villages; Assam, Karimganj district. Also in Bangladesh.
Considered dialect of Kok Borok [trp] called Polong-O (Muanthanga).
A Scheduled Tribe. Different from Riang [ril] of Myanmar, a Mon-Khmer language. Traditional religion, Muslim, Christian.