33,000 (2001 census). 19,800 monolinguals (2001 census).
Arunachal Pradesh state: Changlang district; Tirap district, Laju, Khonsa, and Namsang sub-districts; Assam state: Lakhimpur district, Jaipur; Nagaland state: Mon district, Namsang.
SOV; postpositions; genitives before noun heads; articles, adjectives, numerals after noun heads; affixes indicate case of noun phrase; causatives; comparatives; CV, CVC, CVV, CVVC, V; tonal, at least 3 tones.
A Scheduled Tribe. Tutsa, Wancho, Laju, Lamlak considered ethnic subgroups of Nocte although Tutsa consider themselves not related to Nocte. Christian, Hindu, traditional religion.