40,000 (2010 Geba Literature and Culture Committee). Very few monolinguals. Ethnic population: 10,000 (2000 D. Bradley).
North Kayin State, Thandaunggyi township, 140 villages; Bago Division; Mandalay Division, Pyinmana township; Shan State, Pekon and Pinlong townships; Kayah State.
Geko Karen [ghk] and Geba Karen are grouped together in the local Baptist Association administration and are often considered to be the same language (Geko-Geba), although they are distinct. Christian.