10,500 (1994 T. Erickson). 5,500 in the language area; 5,000 outside, many of whom return each summer.
Extremadura Autonomous Region, northwest corner, an isolated valley on Portugal border, Val de Xalima and Val du riu Ellas, Valverdi du Fresnu, As Ellas, and Sa Martín de Trebellu towns.
Lagarteiru, Mañegu, Valvideiru. Not easily intelligible with surrounding language varieties. Intelligible to speakers of Galician [glg].
Vigorous. All domains except church, and contacts with outsiders. All ages. Also use Spanish [spa].
Do not identify with Galicians. Do not want orthography to be like Galician.