L1 users: 3,060 (1991 census). Ethnic population: 7,370 (2001 census). In Odisha.
Andhra Pradesh state: east Godavari district; Odisha state: Koraput and Malkangiri districts, Kudumulgumma and Chitrakonda sub-districts south of Bondo Hills; some in Khairput sub-district. 47 villages.
A Scheduled Tribe. Traditional religion, Hindu.