1,000,000, all users. L1 users: 800,000 (1990). L2 users: 200,000 (Wiesenfeld 1999).
Niger state: Mariga, Gbako, Agaie, and Lapai LGAs; Kwara state: Edu LGA; Kogi state: Kogi LGA; possibly Abuja Capital Territory.
3 (Wider communication). De facto language of provincial identity in Niger, Kwara, and Koji states; possibly in Abuja Capital Territory, widespread.
Nupe Central (Ampeyi, Anupe, Anupecwayi, Anuperi, Nife, Nupecizi, Nupencizi, Takpa, Tapa, Tappah), Nupe Tako (Bassa Nge). Nupe Central is literary norm.
Latin script [Latn].
Muslim, traditional religion.