7,000 (2001 SIL), increasing.
Far North Region, Mayo-Tsanaga division, Mokolo subdivision, Gadala area, south of Mokolo.
Most domains. All ages. Neutral attitudes. Schooling is in French. Also use Adamawa Fulfulde [fub].
Latin script [Latn].
Outsiders’ name for Buwal is often Gadala, which is not offensive to Buwal speakers. Traditional religion, Christian, Muslim.