Information from: “East and Southeast Asia” (349-424) . David Bradley (2007) , C. Moseley · London & New York: Routledge
Ethnic Hpun people scatter in about 15 villages. Survey work in the 1959 found that there are two dialectal varieties based on place names where the southern variety (me42 ʨo11) is now extinct and the northern variety (səmɑŋ42) was then severely endangered. None of the older speakers can speak the language fluently. They only remember some lexical items.
Irrawaddy gorge north of Bhamo
Information from: “Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 16th Edition (2009)” . M. Paul Lewis · SIL International
20 percent certain, based on the evidence available
A few hundred speakers (Bradley 1997). Data for the ethnic population is from WCD (2000).
Information from: “Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger” . Christopher Moseley (ed.) (2010) UNESCO Publishing