700,000 (2003), increasing. 1,000,000 including Northern Dagara in Burkina Faso (2003).
Northwest corner, west Upper West Region.
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 1966.
Dagaare is more prominent politically and socially than Birifor. Different from Northern Dagara [dgi] in Burkina Faso. Christian, traditional religion.