184,000 (2009 census), increasing. Chonyi 149,000, Jibana 35,200.
Coast Province, Kilifi district.
Chonyi (Chichonyi, Kichonyi), Jibana (Chidzihana). May understand Kigiryama [nyf]. Kauma (Chikauma) now considered to be a dialect of Kigiryama (2012 M. Wekunda).
Home, community. All ages. Positive attitudes. Most also use Kiswahili [swh] or other Mijikenda varieties.
9 ethnic groups form the Mijikenda community. Christian, Muslim.