45,000 (1993 SIL), increasing.
West Region, Bamboutos division, north Mbouda subdivision, northwest of Mbouda.
Babadjou (Basso, Nchobela), Bamessingue (Bassing).
Literacy rate in L1: 2%. Literacy rate in L2: 30%. Mostly women and children are literate in L1. Poetry.
Christian, traditional religion.