L1 users: 250,000 (1987 UBS). 200,000 Pabir (1993). 32,000 in Adamawa state (1992).
Borno state: Biu and Askira-Uba LGAs; Yobe state: south; Adamawa state: Gombi LGA.
Pela (Bura Pela, Hill Bura), Hyil Hawul (Bura Hyilhawul, Plain Bura). Kofa [kso] may be a related language.
Latin script [Latn], used since 2005.
Ngohi is a small subgroup. Traditional religion, Muslim.