450,000 in Niger (1998). Population total all countries: 640,000.
Eastern dialect: central Tahoua area from Ingal to Mali border; western dialect: west, north and northwest of Niamey.
6a (Vigorous). Recognized language (1999, Constitution, Article 3).
Tawallammat Tan Ataram, Tawallammat Tan Dannag (Ioullemmeden). A member of macrolanguage Tamashek [tmh].