6,000 in Cameroon (Tourneux 2004).
Far North Region, Logone and Chari divisions, Chari river area, Goulfey and Goulfey subdivision, north of Kousseri.
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, Malgbe) or the Kotoko group as a whole (including Mser and Lagwan). Muslim.