135,000 in Angola (Johnstone and Mandryk 2001). Population total all countries: 218,000.
Southeast, Moxico Province.
5 (Developing). De facto language of national identity.
Latin script [Latn].
Different from Mbuun which is a dialect of Mpuono [zmp] in Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zambia and is in Tende-Yanzi group.