L1 users: 316,000 (2013 UNSD), increasing. Total users in all countries: 326,000.
Northern region: east and west of Gambaga; Upper East region: scattered border areas north of the White Volta river, between Pwalagu and Zongoiri.
2 (Provincial). De facto provincial language in northeast North Region.
Latin script [Latn], used since 1981.
Traditional religion, Muslim.