177,000 in Viet Nam (Bradley 2007). Ethnic population: 331,000 (2009 census).
Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Phu Yen and Khanh Hoa provinces, Banmethuot area. Also in United States.
Adham (A-Dham), Bih, Blo, Kodrao (Kdrao), Krung 1, Ndhur (Mdhur), Rde Kpa (Kpa). Bih (L1 pop. 1,000) may be a separate language. Krung 1 dialect is different from the Bahnaric language Kru’ng 2 [krr], in Cambodia. Other dialect or ethnic group names are: Ktul, Dlie, Rue, E-pan, Dong Kay, Arul, Kah.
Ê Dê is an official ethnic community. Christian, traditional religion.