7,600 (2009 census), increasing. 1,600 monolinguals.
Garissa county: north and west of Mundane range; Lamu county: Indian Ocean area inland north of Lamu city; Tana River county: forests inland from Kipini city; 11 villages or more.
None known. Lexical similarity: with Rendille [rel] of Marsabit County (most similar).
Latin script [Latn].