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