55,000 (1991 census), increasing. Population for all Tamang varieties: 1,350,000 (2011 census).
Bagmati Zone, Nuwakot district, central mountainous strip.
6a (Vigorous). Language of recognized indigenous nationality: Tamang.
SOV; postpositions; noun head both initial and final; no noun classes or gender; no prefixes, up to 4 suffixes; clause constituents indicated by case-marking; ergativity; genitives after noun head; relatives before noun head; question word medial; tense and aspect; no passives or voice; CV, CVC, CCV, V, CCVC, CVCCC; tonal; 25 consonant and 5 vowel phonemes.
Devanagari script [Deva].
Traditional religion, Buddhist.