300,000 (2000 census).
Aceh Province, Central Aceh, East Aceh, Gayo Lues, and Southeast Aceh regencies. North Sumatra highland region near Mount Sembuang.
Deret, Lues, Lut, Serbejadi-Lukup. Not closely related to other languages. Some Gayo people consider Alas [btz] a distant Gayo dialect.
Home, neighborhood, clinic, market, ceremonies, village meetings. All ages. Positive attitudes.
Muslim, traditional religion.