1,500 (1993 SIL).
Salamat region: Aboudeia department, west of Abou Deia; Guéra region border area; originally centered in Bourmataguil village, now centered in Ader-Ader.
A large number have shifted to Chadian Spoken Arabic [shu]. Used by children in 2 villages.
‘Karakir’, cave-dwellers in Arabic. Ethnonym: Jegu has been applied to this language, but Jegu is a dialect of Mogum [mou].