36,000 in Cameroon (1982 SIL), increasing. Population total all countries: 56,000.
North West Region, Donga-Mantung division, Ako subdivision, north of Nkambe. Also in Nigeria.
Ashuku (Kitsipki), Eneeme, Kporo, Nama (Dama, Namu), Nzare (Izale, Izare, Ndzale, Njari, Nsare).
Distinct from Mbembe [mfn] of Nigeria, which is in the Cross River group. Traditional religion, Christian, Muslim.