20,000 (1976 S. Sara).
Qasr-e Shirin, Zohâb, Bin Qudra, Quratu, north of Khanaqin; Ninawa Governorate, Mosul province; Kurdish areas.
In the Gurani and Zaza group. Closely related to other Gurani varieties, such as Shabak, Sarli (less closely to Zaza dialects). Contact with Kurdish.
Many displaced since late 1980s. Muslim.