50,600 in India (2001 census). Total users in all countries: 69,800.
Sikkim, Dzongu district; West Bengal, Darjeeling district, Kalimpong.
Ilammu, Tamsangmu, Rengjongmu. Classification uncertain; has been classified both in Himalayan and Naga groups.
Vigorous. In Sikkim, all ages.
A Scheduled Tribe. Lepcha is both language and name of people. Buddhist, Christian, Hindu.