2,000 (Wurm 2007), decreasing. Ethnic population: 10,000 (Wurm 2007).
Sulawesi Tengah Province, Donggala, Parigi-Moutong, and Toli-Toli regencies, Dampelas, Sojol, and Balaesang subdistricts, northwesternmost point, north peninsula, Makassar Strait: 8 villages.
Spoken in 8 villages but in 7 there are strong migrant communities and the everyday public language is Indonesian [ind]. Indonesian used increasingly in families who want children to have higher education (Wurm 2007).
Dampal dialect is extinct. Muslim.