6,000 in Cameroon (Tourneux 2004).
Far North Region, Logone and Chari divisions, Chari river area, Goulfey and Goulfey subdivision, north of Kousseri. Also in Chad.
‘Mandage’ is used by the Kotoko to refer to either the northern group of Kotoko languages (Mpade, Afade, Maslam, Malgbe) or the Kotoko group as a whole (including Mser and Lagwan). Muslim.