530,000 (2002 census), increasing. Census based on tribal affiliation.
Butaleja, Budaka, Mbale, Tororo, Bugiri, Namayingo, Namutumba, Kibuku, and Pallisa districts.
Vigorous. Home, market, work, church. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Ganda [lug], especially in church, but with low proficiency.
Latin script [Latn], used since 2003.