300,000 (2000 census).
Aceh province: Central Aceh, East Aceh, Gayo Lues, and Southeast Aceh regencies; Sumatra highland region near Mount Sembuang.
Deret, Serbejadi-Lukup, Lut, Lues. Not closely related to other languages. Some Gayo people consider Alas [btz] a distant Gayo dialect.
Home, neighborhood, clinic, market, ceremonies, village meetings. All ages. Positive attitudes. Some also use Indonesian [ind].
Latin script [Latn].
Muslim, traditional religion.