4,970 (2002 Sankhuwasabha District Development Committee).
Koshi 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 nationality (2002, NFDIN Act, No. 20, Section 2C), Rai nationality.
SOV; postpositions; verbal affixation marks person and number; tense; nontonal
Hansson claims that the Biksit dialect is spoken in Dhupu VDC (Hansson 1991). Traditional religion, Hindu, Christian.