L1 users: 551,000 (2001 census).
Arunachal Pradesh state: Lower Subansiri district, Ziro subdistrict, villages near Pasighat, both sides of Kamla river; Upper Subansiri district, Daporizo sub-district; Assam state: Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Golaghat, Jorhat, North Lakhimpur, Sibsagar, Sonitput, and Tinsukia districts.
Idu-Mishmi [clk] may be a dialect.
Also use Assamese [asm].
A Scheduled Tribe. Hindu, traditional religion.