70,000 (2012 SIL), increasing.
Kaduna State, Jema’a LGA; Nassarawa State, Karu LGA.
Ejira (Tattara), Ejung (Panda), Engbe (Barde, Bede), Ogbom (Buzi, Gitata). All dialects mutually intelligible. Lexical similarity: Ejung 90% with Ejira, 83% with Ogbom, 74% with Engbe; Ejira dialect: 87% with Ogbom, 77% with Engbe; Engbe dialect: 72% with Ogbom.
SVO; prepositions; content question markers come at the end; tonal; noun classes.
Ejung is reportedly the standard form of Nyankpa. Traditional religion, Christian, Muslim.