9,000 (2007 SIL). No monolinguals.
Sagaing Region: Katha district, Banmauk township, along Mu river, southwest of Kadu [zkd] language area, 24 villages; Homalin, Indaw, and Pinlebu townships, a few villages.
None known. High comprehension within all the Kanan villages. Low comprehension of, but reportedly similar to, Kadu [zkd]. Lexical similarity: 95%–99% within Kanan varieties, 84%–89% with Kadu varieties.
Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Burmese [mya].