45,000 (2010 Z. Yoder et al.).
Niger state: Chanchaga, Rafi, and Mariga LGAs; Kaduna state: Birnin Gwari LGA.
Cinda (Jinda, Majinda, Makangara, Tegina, Ucinda), Kuki (Tiyal, Tiyar), Kuru (uKuru), Maruba, Regi (tuRegi). Cinda, Regi, and Kuki mutually intelligible, also by Shiyabe. Lexical similarity: 82%–97% among the 5 dialects, 47%–63% with Eastern Acipa [acp], 59%–70% with Shama-Sambuga [sqa], 65%–75% with Rogo [rod].
Clans are Uregi, Urogo, Tiyar (Kuki), Ucinda (Jinda), and Ushana. Laka, or Kamuku Laka, are Hausa-speaking ethnic Kamuku. Traditional religion, Muslim.