1,400 (Chauhan 2002).
Himachal Pradesh, Kullu district, Kullu tahsil, glen of Bios valley, Malana (Malani) village area.
No intelligibility with any Tibeto-Burman languages of Lahul-Spiti and Kinnaur (Chauhan).
Surrounded by Indo-Aryan languages. Malana village has the oldest surviving democracy in the world. They practice their own parliamentary form of government. Hindu.