4,000 (2008), decreasing.
Chin state: Paletwa township, between Kaladan and Michaung rivers.
Anu, Hkongso. Lexical similarity: 96%–98% and high intelligibility between Anu and Hkongso dialects, 72%–76% with Mru [mro] but intelligibility is low, 23%–37% lexical similarity with all neighboring Chin languages, but bilingualism is high.
SVO; negation is marked before the verb.
Fairly strong vitality in Anu and Hkongso majority villages. But in mixed villages and intermarried families, Khumi [cnk] and Asang dialect of Eastern Khumi [cek] are now used. Most domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. All also use Rakhine [rki]. Also use Burmese [mya], Eastern Khumi Chin [cek], Khumi Chin [cnk]. Used as L2 by Eastern Khumi Chin [cek].
Latin script [Latn].
Although the Anu and Hkongso varieties are not part of the Kuki-Chin-Naga branch, these groups consider themselves to be Chin. Christian, Buddhist, traditional religion.