1,500 (2010 I. Rai), decreasing. Very few monolinguals.
Kosi zone: Dhankuta district, Arun river east bank, between Mugakhola and Sinuwakhola; Muga, Pakhribas and Phalate VDCs.
7 (Shifting). Language of recognized indigenous nationality: Rai.
SOV; postpositions; no gender; verbal affixation marks person and number; split ergativity; tense; no passives or voice; nontonal; 23 consonant and 5 vowel phonemes.
Older adults and elderly.