L1 users: 8,000 (2005).
Arunachal Pradesh state: West Kameng district, Kalaktang sub-district, Balimu, Kalaktang, and Tomko villages.
Reportedly most similar to Dirang dialect of Tshangla [tsj], average 55% intelligibility of Dirang.
’Monpa’ (Moinba), man of the lower country and refers to several ethnically-related peoples which may not be related linguistically. Buddhist.