A few elderly speakers (Dimmendaal and Voeltz 2007). Ethnic population: 1,000 (Dimmendaal and Voeltz 2007).
Ouaddaï Region, Sila department, Fongoro canton; Dar Fongoro area along Sudan border, rather inaccessible.
8b (Nearly extinct).
Shifting to Fur [fvr]. Older adult speakers may remain and others living in isolated places. No remaining speakers in Sudan.
The tse-tse fly is a problem in the area.