20,000 (2011 SIL). Few monolinguals.
West Bahr el Ghazal State, Wau county, about 10 villages on Wau-Deim Zubeir road between Mboro and Kpango rivers; some in Western Equatoria State north of Tembura among Zande [zne] language speakers.
3 (Wider communication).
Vigorous in most areas. Spoken as L2 by other groups in eastern part of Western Bahr el Ghazal State. All domains. Oral use in courts, commerce, personal letters. All ages. Positive attitudes.
Gbaya-Ndogo [krs] is a different language.