15,000 in Ghana (2003 GILLBT). Population total all countries: 19,000.
Brong-Ahafo region: Numasa, east of Sampa, northwest of Wenchi.
Atumfuor (Atumfuor-Kasa), Bungase, Dwera (Manji-Kasa), Gyogo, Hwela (Vwela, Weela, Weila, Wiila), Ntoleh.
Also use Akan [aka].
Ethnonym: Banda, also refers to Nafaanra language speakers. Numu is a caste of blacksmiths who speak the same dialect. Muslim, traditional religion.