65,000 (1992 SIL), increasing. Ethnic population: 65,000.
South West region: Koupé-Muanengouba division, west corner of Nguti subdivision; Manyu division, Mamfe Central and Upper Banyang subdivisions, Mamfe area and southwest.
Upper Kenyang (Haut-Kenyang), Lower Kenyang (Bas-Kenyang), Bakoni (Kicwe, Kitwii, Manyeman, Manyemen, Northern Balong, Twii, Upper Balong).
SVO; prepositions; genitives, articles, adjectives, numerals, relatives after noun heads; question word final; maximum prefixes 3.
Latin script [Latn].
Upper Balong is distinct from Bafaw-Balong [bwt]. Christian, Muslim, traditional religion.