205,000 (2005 SIL), increasing.
Mara Region, Musoma Rural and Bunda districts; possibly in Mwanza Region.
SVO, 5-vowel system, contrasted long and short vowels, H-L Lexical tone on verbs and nouns, H-L grammatical tone.
Vigorous. Home, local gatherings. Preferred language unless speakers of other languages are present. All ages. Positive attitudes. Used as L2 by Kara [reg].
Latin script [Latn].
Christian, Muslim, traditional religion.