38,600 in Cameroon (1982 SIL). Population total all countries: 51,100.
Adamawa region: Vina and Djérem divisions, south and southwest of Ngaoundéré; East region: Lom-and-Djerem division, Bélabo subdivision, Gbete; Centre region: Mbam-and-Kim division, border area; North region: Faro division, Ngaoundéré area to border of Faro Reserve.
Gbete (Byrre, Kepere, Kpere, Pere, Pono, Ripere, Vana), Mboum (Bum, West Mbum).
Rapidly becoming bilingual in Fulfulde [fub].
Latin script [Latn], used in Cameroon.
Muslim, traditional religion.