Yakkha language is mainly spoken in Koshi Zone, southern Sankhuwasabha, eastern Dhankuta districts, east to Arun River between Hinuwankhola north and Leguwakhola south; Northern Yakkha in south Sankhuwasabha District and adjoining strip of land in extreme north Dhankuta District; Southern Yakkha in Dhankuta Disctict; Eastern Yakkha in Mechi Zone, Ilam and Panchthar districts of Nepal and also in India. According to Nepal's 2011 census, the total number of Yakkha is 24,336.