250 in Cameroon (Tourneux 2004). Nearly all are in Cameroon.
Far North Region, Logone and Chari divisions, Makari subdivision, northwest of Kousseri, Maltam, and Saho. Also in Chad.
In rapid decline (Tourneux 2004).
‘Mandage’ is used by the Kotoko to refer to either the northern group of Kotoko languages (Mpade, Afade, Maslam [msv], Malgbe) or the Kotoko group as a whole (including Mser and Lagwan). Muslim.