7,000 (2004 A. Farah).
Janub Kurdufan state: Karko hills, 35 km west of Dilling, includes Dulman.
Karko, Kasha, Shifir. Varieties spoken by the Ilaki on Abu Junuk to the west (1,000) and by the Tamang at El Tabaq southwest of Katla (800) may be dialects or separate languages.
Also use Sudanese Spoken Arabic [apd].
Latin script [Latn].
Ethnic autonym: Kaak. The Ama [nyi] call them Karme.