40,000 (2012 M. Rueck, Z. Yoder, and K. Hannelová). Elderly are monolingual.
Taraba State, Karim Lamido LGA, Balasa, Bambur, and Kirim; Wukari LGA, Gada Mayo.
Home. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Hausa [hau], including in the home.
4 clans: Bambur, Balassa, Banyam, Bamingun. Different from Kulung [mpg] of Chad which is Chadic. Similar in culture to Piya, Kodei, Kwanchi, Pelang, and Pero. Christian.