15,000 (2007 SIL).
Rakhine State: Sittwe district, Minpya, Mrauk-U, and Myepung townships; Chin State: Paletwa township.
Panmyaunggyi Stream (Kongtu), Phuntha Stream (Daaitu), Kanni Stream, Yaw Stream, Dalet Stream (Doitu, Ekai, Khulai). Dialects tend to differ by stream. High intelligibility within the main dialect area along the Kanni Stream and Yaw Stream. Lower intelligibility with more distant dialect areas, such as Dalet Stream. Intelligibility to some extent with Sumtu Chin [csv]. Low intelligibility with Chinbon Chin [cnb]. Low intelligibility with Songlai [csj]. Lexical similarity: 91%–96% with Sumtu Chin [csv] and Songlai Chin [csj], 85%–89% with Chinbon Chin [cnb], 82%–84% with Asho [csh].
Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. All also use Rakhine [rki].
Latin script [Latn], preliminary orthography developed in 2009.