Chhattisgarh, Bastar and Dantewara districts; Maharashtra, Garhichiroli district.
Those in Geedam and Bailadila have 95%–98% mutual intelligibility, 81% of the Sukma variety, but 18%–21% of Maria [mrr], 18%–45% of Muria in Sukma understood the Geedam variety at 81% or lower; those in Bailadila understood Sukma at 92%. May be more than one language. Distinct from Northern Gondi [gno], Southern Gondi [ggo], Maria of Garhchiroli, and Koya [kff].
A Scheduled Tribe. Hindu, traditional religion.