3,720 (2011 census).
Kosi zone: central Sankhuwasabha district, between middle Arun valley and the Sabha Khola river, Angala, Bardeu, Dhupu, Gairiaula, Higuwa, Khorande, Malta, Pangma, and Sitalpati.
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.