25,000 (2010 Z. Yoder et al.). 5,500 in the language area; 5,000 outside, many of whom return each summer.
Adamawa state: Mubi North, Mubi South LGAs.
Bwin (Bagira, Bween, Urambween), Huli (Bahuli, Urahuli), Madzarin (Madzara, Muchella, Ura Madzarin), Vin (Uroovin, Uvin, Vimtim). Bwin about 92% intelligible of other dialects and 71% of Zizilvakan [ziz], Huli at least 85% of other dialects and 59% of Zizilivakan, Madzara 61% of Huli, Vin 71% of Madzara. Lexical similarity: 61%–82% between the dialects, 47%–59% with Zizilivakan [ziz], 15%–23% with Kirya-Konzal [fkk], 14%–18% with Hya [hya].
Home, village. All ages. A few Huli women also use French [fra]. Huli and a few Vin understand Gude [gde]. Also use Hausa [hau], especially the middle-aged and the youth. Also use Nigerian Fulfulde [fuv], especially the middle-aged and the youth. Also use English [eng]. Used as L2 by Zizilivakan [ziz].
Christian, traditional religion.