17,000 in Cameroon (Dimmendaal and Voeltz 2007). Very few monolinguals. Population total all countries: 18,000.
North Region, Mayo-Rey division, Madingring district (homeland), south border of Bouba Ndjida National Park, south from Madingring, southeast to Lawzigoy. 25 villages. Displaced: Garoua, Ngong, Ngaoundere, Touboro (and surrounding villages), Tcholliré. Also in Chad.
Christian, traditional religion, Muslim.