750 (2000). Damtar village had its own dialect called Laabe with 3 speakers left in 1977.
Moyen-Chari region: Barh Kôh department, between Korbol and Dik, Gori (center), Damtar, and Mailao villages.
Some lexical relationship to the Bua group, but Boyeldieu (1977) says it should not be classified with Bua. Probably Adamawa, some sources say Chadic.