250,000 (1987 UBS). 200,000 Pabir (1993). 32,000 in Adamawa state (1992).
Borno State, Biu and Askira-Uba LGAs; Adamawa State, Gombi LGA.
Hyil Hawul (Bura Hyilhawul, Plain Bura), Pela (Bura Pela, Hill Bura). Kofa [kso] may be a related language.
Ngohi is a small subgroup. Traditional religion, Muslim, Christian.