L1 users: 100,000 (Bradley 1997). Total users in all countries: 103,500.
Kachin state: Chiphwe, Sawlaw, and Waimaw townships widely dispersed in east border area; Shan state: Kutkai township north.
Dago’ Lawng Bit, Zagaran Mran, Gawan Naw’, Hlo’lan, Laking, Wa Khawk, Lawng Hsu. Lawng Hsu may have difficult intelligibility with the other dialects.
Vigorous. Most domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Jingpho [kac].
Latin script [Latn].