40,000 (1997 SIL).
Guéra Region, Guéra department, Bitkine subprefecture, Bitkine area, 52 villages, including Bolongo and Bokiyo.
Literacy rate in L1: 1%–5%. Literacy rate in L2: Men: 15% or below in French, 1% in Arabic [arb]; women: below 1%. Roman Catholic songbook and prayer book. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2012.
Some consider Bidjir a distinct language. Muslim, Christian, traditional religion.