295,000 in Sudan (1996). Population total all countries: 605,000.
Northern State, Wadi Halfa district, Burgeg to Wadi Halfa; Kassala State, New Halfa.
Mahas (Mahasi, Mahass). Lexical similarity: 67% with Kenzi [xnz], but not intelligible of it.
Some young people, all adults. Also use Sudanese Spoken Arabic [apd].