73,000 (1985 P. Ahmed). 10,000 outside the traditional area.
Kebbi State, Wasagu and Yauri LGAs; Niger State, Rijau LGA; migrants farther south. Dialect centers are Rijau-Senjir, Dukku-Iri, Zente-Dogo, and Darengi.
Glossonym: Es-Saare by Dukawa from the west, just as they refer to their own. Traditional religion, Muslim, Christian.