4,000 (2003), increasing.
West Northern region, Mandari, Tanyire, Manfuli, and Gbenfu villages; Bote, Sawla, Kalba town areas.
Lexical similarity: 79% with Southern Dagaari [dga].
Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Also use Gonja [gjn].
Speakers also reported in Vonkoro and Bouna, Côte d’Ivoire. Traditional religion, Muslim, Christian.