L1 users: 99,000 (1993).
Taraba state: Sardauna LGA, Mambila plateau.
Barup. Nearly every village has a separate dialect, forming a chain. Dialect centers are Bang, Dorofi, Gembu, Hainari, Kabri, Mayo Ndaga, Mbamnga, Tamien, Tepo, Warwar. Reportedly similar to Mambila [mcu] of Cameroon.
Latin script [Latn], used since 1969.
Traditional religion, Christian, Muslim.