L1 users: 300,000 (2013 SIL). 7,000 Sigidi (1995 CAPRO).
Bauchi state: Toro, Dass, Tafawa-Balewa, and Bogoro LGAs; Plateau state: Kanem and Mangu LGAs borders.
Ntumu, Okak (Ntumu), Sigidi (Segiddi, Sigdi, Sugudi), Gambar (Gambar Leere, Kal, Lusa, Vigzar, Vikzar). Dialect cluster within Barawa language cluster (Crozier and Blench 1992). Lusa is the prestige dialect and other dialects are thought to be shifting to Lusa.
Home, market. All ages. Used as L2 by Zari [zaz].
Latin script [Latn].
A person who speaks Zaar is known as a Vigzar (Vikzar). Traditional religion, Christian.