1,110,000 in India (2001 census). 1,060,000 Mundari, 47,400 Bhumij. Total users in all countries: 1,120,280.
Jharkhand, south and west Ranchi district; Odisha; Madhya Pradesh; West Bengal; Himachal Pradesh; Assam; Tripura; Andaman and Nicobar Islands union territory.
Hasada’, Latar, Naguri, Kera’, Bhumij (Bhumij Munda, Bhumij Thar, Sadar Bhumij). 75% intelligibility of Ho [hoc]. Lexical similarity: 70%–84% with the Bhumij dialect.
A Scheduled Tribe. There is Bhumij literature. Traditional religion, Hindu.