350,000 (2002 SIL).
Niger state: Zungeru to Kaduna river north, southeast through Minna, Chanchaga, Paiko, Suleija, Agaie, Rafi, and Lapai LGAs; Abuja Capital Territory, Gwagwalada past Kwali; Kogi state: Kogi LGA.
Kwali, Izem, Gayegi, Gbagyi Nkwa, Paiko, Botai, Jezhu, Kong, Kwange (Agbawi, Kangye, Wake, Wi), Wahe. Lexical similarity: 89%–98% with major dialects, 66%–78% with Gbagyi dialects.
All non-formal contexts. All ages. Also use English [eng].
Latin script [Latn], used since 2001.
Do not want to be considered Gbagyi [gbr]. Muslim, Christian, traditional religion.