40,000 (1997 SIL).
Guera Region, Guera department, Bitkine subprefecture, Bitkine area, 52 villages, including Bolongo and Bokiyo.
Banala (Tar Banala), Banama (Tar Banama), Bidjir, Bolong (Tar Bolongo), Cenge (Tar Cenge). Lexical similarity: 62% with Jaya [jyy], 81%–93% with the Bolong (Tar Bolongo) dialect.
Latin script [Latn].
Some consider Bidjir a distinct language. Muslim, traditional religion.