3,720 (2011 census).
Kosi Zone, central Sankhuwasabha district, between middle Arun valley and the Sabhakhola, Pangma, Angala, Higuwa, Khorande, Bardeu, Gairiaula, Malta, Sitalpati, and Dhupu.
6b (Threatened). Language of recognized indigenous nationality: Rai.
SOV; postpositions; verbal affixation marks person and number; tense; nontonal.
Devanagari script [Deva], used since 2011.
Hansson claims that the Biksit dialect is spoken in Dhupu VDC (Hansson 1991). Traditional religion, Hindu.