21,500 in Chad (1993 census), decreasing. Population total all countries: 43,000.
Salamat Region, Haraze-Mangueigne department; Ouaddaï Region, Sila department. Also in Central African Republic.
Similar to Kibet [kie].
Neutral attitudes. Most of the men also use Chadian Spoken Arabic [shu] (Boyd 1989).
The area is flooded for 6 months each year. Traditional religion, Muslim.