38,600 in Cameroon (1982 SIL). Population total all countries: 51,100.
West Mbum, isolated in Adamawa Region, Vina and Djerem divisions, south and southwest of Ngaoundere; North Region, Faro division, Ngaoundere area to border of Faro Reserve; East Region, Lom and Djerem divisions, Belabo subdivision, Gbete.
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.