7,000 (Nahhas 2011). Ethnic population: 8,000 (Nahhas 2011).
Chiang Mai province: Hot district, Bo Luang and Bo Sali subdistricts, 16 villages.
Bo Luang, Bo Sangae. Not intelligible of most Western Lawa dialects [lcp].
Very high language vitality. All domains, except government and education (which are in Thai [tha]). All ages. Positive attitudes. Proud of Lawa history and culture and want to maintain language. All also use Northern Thai [nod], especially for government and school. Many also use Thai [tha], with outsiders.
Thai script [Thai].
Traditional religion, Buddhist.