44,800 in Chad (1993 census).
Chari-Baguirmi region: Massenya subprefecture, Massenya area, Bousso subprefecture, Bousso area; Mayo-Kebbi Est and Moyen-Chari regions. Gol: Massenya; Kibar: east of Massenya; Bangri: west of Massenya and along Chari river between Guélendeng and N’Djamena; Dam: along Chari river from Bousso to Guélendeng.
3 (Wider communication).Widely spoken as L2 or becoming L1 in neighboring people groups.
Bangri, Dam, Gol, Kibar. Many dialects.
Relatively small language used vehicularly in a limited area. Muslim.