L1 users: No known L1 speakers. Ethnic population: 1,010 (2000). 1,420 all countries.
Uttarakhand state: Pithoragarh district, Darchula and Munsyari sub-districts in Johar valley, Nepal border along Mahakali valley.
Shifted to Kumaoni [kfy].
Identity merged with the dominant Kumaoni people. Rangkas sometimes refers to the whole group of Darmiya, Chaudangsi, Byangsi, and the now extinct Johari.