9,210 (2011 census), decreasing.
Kosi Zone, Sankhuwasabha district, Hedangna, Num, Seduwa, Peppuwa, Mangsimma, Karmarang, Tungkhaling, Uwa, Ala, Uling, and Walung villages. Eastern hills, upper Arun valley, Matsayapokhari VDC, extreme north Lorung area, directly southwest of Jaljale Mountains; Kosi Zone, Bhojpur district.
6b (Threatened). Language of recognized indigenous nationality: Rai.
Language passed on to children but being steadily replaced by Nepali (Toba et al 2005). Religion. Also use Nepali [npi].
Devanagari script [Deva], used since 2011.
Traditional religion, Hindu.