5,000 (2013 UNSD), increasing.
Northern region: Gbenfu, Mandari, Manfuli, and Tanyire villages; Bote, Kalba, and Sawla town areas.
None known. Lexical similarity: 79% with Southern Dagaari [dga].
Latin script [Latn], used since 2003.
Speakers also reported in Vonkoro and Bouna, Côte d’Ivoire. Traditional religion, Muslim.