10,000 (1999 SIL). 4,700 Karanga and 1,420 Bakha.
Ouaddai Region, Djourf-Al-Ahmar and Ouara departments; also in Sila and Batha regions; around Am Dam and between Am Dam and Abéché, south of the Maba; Bakha are southwest of Am Dam, Karanga and Koniéré are northeast of Am Dam, Kashmere are south of Abéché and north of the Karanga.
Bakha (Bakhat, Baxa, Faala, Fala), Karanga (Kurunga), Kashmere (Kachmere), Koniéré (Kognere, Konyare, Mooyo, Moyo). Lexical similarity: 73% with Maba [mde], 94% between Karanga and Kashmere dialects.
The 4 dialects are distinct ethnic groups. Muslim.