250 in Cameroon (Tourneux 2004).
Far North Region, Logone and Chari divisions, Makari subdivision, northwest of Kousseri, Maltam, and Saho.
In rapid decline (Tourneux 2004). Also use Chadian Spoken Arabic [shu].
‘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.