140,000 in Nigeria (1989 SIL). Population total all countries: 143,700.
Cross River State, Ikom, Obudu, and Ogoja LGAs. Also in Cameroon.
Abo (Abu), Basua (Bashua), Boje (Bojie), Boorim, Eastern Bokyi (East Boki), Irruan (Eerwee, Erwan), Kwakwagom, Nsadop, Oku, Osokom, Oyokom, Wula (Baswo, Kecwan, Okundi).
Important district language.
Ethnic groups: Ndir, Ukwese, Utang, and Yon.