6,000 (2012 R. Jones). Ethnic population: 20,000 (2010 R. Jones). There is ethnic Shanga population speaking Hausa [hau] in Shanga, Dugu Tsofo, and some other villages in Kebbi State between Kaoje and Yauri, Niger river, both sides.
Kebbi State, Sakace, Lopo, Sawa, and Samia villages south of Nasarawa, within a km of the Niger River.
None known. Not inherently intelligible with the Busa group. Lexical similarity: 78% with Kyanga [tye], 54%–65% with the Busa group.
Traditional religion, Muslim.