8,000 (2014 G. Boyd).
Centre region: Mbam-and-Inoubou division, Mmala canton, in and south of Bokito.
Even in the village and at home, some children use French [fra]. Religious services. Some young people, all adults. Few also use Bulu [bum]. Used in the Presbyterian church (EPC). Most also use Elip [ekm]. Used in the Catholic church, generally in singing only. Most also use French [fra]. They use French from school age on. Speakers do not think French will replace Mmaala. Most also use Yangben [yav]. Used as L2 by Elip [ekm], Yangben [yav].
Latin script [Latn].
Christian, Muslim, traditional religion.