33,000 (2007 SIL).
Chin State, Hakha township; Thantlang township, 2 villages; Magway region, Gangaw township, 15 villages; Sagaing region, Kaleymyo township, 2 villages.
Central Senthang (Bungzung, Khuapi, Lei-Um, Phaipha), Sakta, Shoneshi (Shonshe), Shonshe, Surkhua/Lungrang. 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
Preliminary orthography developed and primers designed: 2007–2010. Christian, Buddhist.