590,000 (2012 SIL).
Ebonyi State, Ezaa North, Ezaa South, Ishielu, Ohaukwu, Onicha, and Ivo LGAs; Enugu State, Nkanu East LGA; Benue State, Ado LGA.
Similar to Igbo [ibo].
Taught in primary schools. Bible: 2005.