23,600 (2001). Ethnic population: 23,600.
Manipur state: Senapati district, East and West Sadar hills sub-districts, Gailongde, Makeng Thangal, Mapao Thangal, Mayangkhang, Ningthoubam, Thangal Surung, Tikhulen, Tumnoupokpi, and Yaikangpou. Most are east of Barak valley.
None known. Reportedly similar to Maram Naga [nma].
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A Scheduled Tribe. Christian.