1,010,000 in Democratic Republic of the Congo (2000). Population total all countries: 1,016,650. 600,000 monolinguals.
Equateur province: Gemena territory area. 850 villages.
Dialect differences are minor. Related to Gbaya languages of Central African Republic and Cameroon.
Latin script [Latn].
Ngbaka is a different language from Ngbaka Ma’bo [nbm]. Christian, traditional religion.