L1 users: 1,110,000 (2001 census). 1,060,000 Mundari, 47,400 Bhumij. Total users in all countries: 1,120,280.
Jharkhand state: Ranchi district, south and west; Andaman and Nicobar Islands union territory, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Tripura, and West Bengal states.
Hasada’, Latar, Naguri, Kera’, Bhumij (Bhumij Munda, Bhumij Thar, Sadar Bhumij). 75% intelligibility of Ho [hoc]. Lexical similarity: 70%–84% with the Bhumij dialect.
A Scheduled Tribe. There is Bhumij literature. Traditional religion, Hindu.