40,000 (Kuku 2012).
Janub Kurdufan state: Laro (Alleira) hills north of Heiban town; villages: Oya, Rodong (Hajar Medani), Hajar Baco, Gunisaia, Serif, Tondly, Reli, Lagau (Serfinila), Getaw (Hajar Tiya), Orme (Ando).
Yilaru, Yidundili-Yigoromany. Lexical similarity: 90% with Heiban [hbn] (most similar).
All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Sudanese Spoken Arabic [apd].
Latin script [Latn].
Laru is the locally preferred name. Al-Leira is the Arabic name.