5,000 in Cameroon (Tourneux 2004). Population total all countries: 36,000.
Far North Region, Logone and Chari divisions, south Makari subdivision, Afade area.
Also use Chadian Spoken Arabic [shu].
‘Mandage’ is used by the Kotoko to refer to either the northern group of Kotoko languages (Mpade, Afade, Maslam, Malgbe) or the Kotoko group as a whole (including Mser and Lagwan as well). Muslim.