65,000 (1992 SIL), increasing. Ethnic population: 65,000.
South West region: Manyu division, Mamfe Central and Upper Banyang subdivisions, around and southwest of Mamfe; Koupé-Muanengouba division, west corner of Nguti subdivision.
Bakoni (Kicwe, Kitwii, Manyeman, Manyemen, Northern Balong, Twii, Upper Balong), Lower Kenyang (Bas-Kenyang), Upper Kenyang (Haut-Kenyang).
SVO; prepositions; genitives, articles, adjectives, numerals, relatives after noun heads; question word final; maximum prefixes 3.
Latin script [Latn].
Upper Balong is distinct from Bafaw-Balong [bwt]. Christian, Muslim, traditional religion.