4,100 (1993 census).
Guéra region: Bahr Signaka department, Melfi subprefecture, west (Jalkia), south, southwest (Komi), and east (Sakaya) of Melfi.
Guilia, Jalkia, Komi, Sakaya (Dagne, Jelkin). Lexical similarity: 92% between the Jalkia dialect and the Guilia dialect, 70% between the Sakaya dialect and both Jalkia and Guilia.
Also use Chadian Spoken Arabic [shu].