220,000 in Ghana (2004 SIL), increasing. Population total all countries: 230,000.
Northeast Northern region: east and west of Gambaga; Upper East region: scattered border areas north of the White Volta river, between Pwalagu and Zongoiri.
2 (Provincial). De facto provincial language in northeast North Region.
Latin script [Latn], used since 1981.
Traditional religion, Muslim.