L1 users: 1,400 (Chauhan 2002).
Himachal Pradesh state: Kullu district, Kullu sub-district, Bios valley glen, Malana (Malani) village area.
None known. No intelligibility with any Tibeto-Burman languages of Lahul-Spiti and Kinnaur (Chauhan).
Surrounded by Indo-Aryan languages. Malana village has the oldest surviving democracy in the world. They practice their own parliamentary form of government. Hindu.