295,000 in Sudan (1996). Population total all countries: 605,000.
Ash Shamaliyah state: Wadi Halfa district, Burgeg to Wadi Halfa; possibly east of Khartoum city, New Halfa area.
Mahas (Mahasi, Mahass). Lexical similarity: 67% with Kenzi [xnz], but not intelligible of it.
Some young people, all adults. Also use Sudanese Spoken Arabic [apd].