L1 users: 2,500 (1996).
Himachal Pradesh state: Lahul region, Khoksar, upper Mayar, and Stod valleys.
Stod (Kolong), Khoksar (Khoksar Bhoti), Mayar (Mayar Bhoti, Mayari). 85% intelligibility of Stod Bhoti by Khoksar, 75% by Mayar, 62% of Khoksar by Mayar, 95% of Khoksar by Stod Bhoti. Lexical similarity: 74% with Spiti Bhoti [spt].
Home, community, religion. Positive attitudes. Many also use Hindi [hin], for trade and education. Many speak Hindi but are less proficient than those in other Lahul communities.