800,000 (2004 SIL), increasing.
Northern region: northeast of Tamale area, as far as Yendi.
4 (Educational). Recognized language (1951, Laws of the Gold Coast, Vernacular Literature Board Ordinance, as amended by Ordinance No. 44).
Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Also use English [eng].
Latin script [Latn], used since 1968.
Ethnic autonym: Dagbamba or Dagomba; Ethnonym: Dagbani. Muslim, traditional religion.