33,000 (2007 SIL).
Chin State: Hakha township; Thantlang township, 2 villages; Magway region: Gangaw township, 15 villages; Sagaing region: Kaleymyo township, 2 villages.
Surkhua/Lungrang, Shoneshi (Shonshe), Sakta, Central Senthang (Bungzung, Khuapi, Lei-Um, Phaipha), Shonshe. High intelligibility among all Senthang villages, except possibly outlying dialects of Shoneshi, Surkhua (Lungrang), and Sakta. Lexical similarity: 79%–95% within Senthang.
SOV; negation is marked after the verb.
Latin script [Latn].
Preliminary orthography developed and primers designed: 2007–2010. Christian, Buddhist.