L1 users: 100 (1996 R. Blench).
Plateau state: Kanam, Langtang, and Wase LGAs, on Amper-Bashar road, Tukur, Bayar, Pyaksam, and Kiram villages.
8b (Nearly extinct).
None known. Reportedly similar to Pe [pai].
Shifted to Hausa [hau], but retain Bashar identity. Mainly older adults.
Heavily influenced by 19th-century slave raids. Muslim.