2,200,000 in Malawi (2010 census). Population total all countries: 2,566,000.
Karonga and Chitipa districts: west shore of Lake Malawi; Rumphi and Mzimba districts; Nkhata Bay and Nkhotakota districts.
Chikamanga (Henga, Kamanga), Chitumbuka, Fungwe, Hewe (Hewa), Nenya, Nthali, Poka (Chipoka, Phoka), Senga, Wenya, Yombe.
Latin script [Latn].
Kandawire and Fulirwa are clans, not dialects. Christian, traditional religion.