77,500 in India (2001 census). Population total all countries: 117,500.
Assam, Cachar, Hailakandi, and Karimganj districts; north Tripura. Also in Bangladesh.
SOV; postpositions, articles before noun heads, question word before the verb, affixes indicate case of noun phrase; CV, CVC, CVV, CCV, VC, VCV; nontonal
Also use Bengali [ben].
Reported to also live in three villages in Myanmar but these villages cannot be identified. Hindu.