9,000 (1992 SIL).
Center Region, Nyong and Mfoumou divisions, Akonolinga subdivision, Melan and Emvane cantons; East Region, a few in Upper Nyong division.
Home, village. Much intermarriage with the Beti group of languages. Children increasingly learn one of the Beti languages and French [fra]. French is used in schools and government offices.