73,000 (1985 P. Ahmed). 10,000 outside the traditional area.
Kebbi state: Wasagu and Yauri LGAs; Niger state: Rijau LGA; migrants south. Dialect centers: Rijau-Senjir, Dukku-Iri, Zente-Dogo, and Darengi.
Latin script [Latn], used since 2002.
Glossonym: Es-Saare by Dukawa from the west, just as they refer to their own. Traditional religion, Muslim.