2,000 (1998 T. Harvey).
Tshopo province: Bafwasende territory, Bakundumu and Bemili collectivités.
The language is evidently a combination of Komo and Bali, with some borrowings from the Bila-based pygmy language. Different from the riverine Kango [kty] to the north, who are fishermen. Those who attend school complete standard 1 or 2 classes. Traditional religion.