L1 users: 350,000 (2011 SIL). Total users in all countries: 440,000.
Gharb Darfur state: Geneina and Habila districts; Janub Darfur state: scattered. Northern Masalit dialect: north and east of Geneina.
SOV; 10 vowels; verbal affixes: person, tense-aspect, subject number, negation, interrogation.
All ages. Most also use Sudanese Spoken Arabic [apd], however, people in the central area and women have limited proficiency.
Latin script [Latn].
Many fled to Chad due to war in Darfur (2011).