The Lish (population 1,567 in 1981) live in Dirang village, a few miles from Chug village, and in Gompatse. The Gompatse variety is not Lish proper, but is rather a lect closely related to Lish.
According to Lieberherr & Bodt (2017), Lish is spoken by 1,500 people in 3 main villages.
- Lieberherr, Ismael; Bodt, Timotheus Adrianus. 2017. Sub-grouping Kho-Bwa based on shared core vocabulary. In Himalayan Linguistics, 16(2).
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Lish". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- Blench, Roger. 2015. The Mey languages and their classification. Presentation given at the University of Sydney.
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