3,893,000 (2009 census), increasing.
South central, Eastern Province, Machakos and Kitui districts; Coast Province, Kwale district.
Literacy rate in L1: More than 10% (2007 BTL). Literacy rate in L2: 25%–60% (2007 BTL). Taught in primary schools. Radio programs. Films. Videos. Bible: 1956.
Ethnic autonym: Akamba; the place: Ukambani. Christian, traditional religion, Muslim.