350,000 (2002 SIL).
Niger State, Zungeru to Kaduna river north, southeast through Minna, Chanchaga, Paiko, Suleija, Agaie, Rafi, and Lapai LGA’s; Federal Capital Territory, Gwagwalada past Kwali; Nassarawa State, Nasarawa LGA.
Botai, Gayegi, Gbagyi Nkwa, Izem, Jezhu, Kong, Kwali, Kwange (Agbawi, Kangye, Wake, Wi), Paiko, Wahe. Lexical similarity: 89%–98% with major dialects, 66%–78% with Gbagyi dialects.
All non-formal contexts. All ages.
Do not want to be considered Gbagyi [gbr]. Muslim, Christian, traditional religion.