38,600 (1982 SIL). Total users in all countries: 51,100.
Adamawa region: Djérem and Vina divisions, south and southwest of Ngaoundéré; Centre region: Mbam-and-Kim division, border area; East region: Lom-and-Djerem division, Bélabo subdivision, Gbete; North region: Faro division, Ngaoundéré area to border of Faro Reserve.
Mboum (Bum, West Mbum), Gbete (Byrre, Kepere, Kpere, Pere, Pono, Ripere, Vana).
Also use Adamawa Fulfulde [fub], with rapidly increasing bilingualism.
Latin script [Latn], used in Cameroon.
Muslim, traditional religion.