L1 users: 1,320,000 (2013 J. Leclerc). Total users in all countries: 1,377,000.
Logone Occidental region; Logone Oriental region: Lanya department, Bébedjia; La Nya Pendé department, Goré subprefecture; Mayo-Kebbi Ouest region: Mayo-Dallah department; Mayo-Kebbi Est and Tandjilé regions; centered in Moundou area.
3 (Wider communication).
Lara, Benoye, Murum (Mouroum), Kere, Bemar (Daba de Goré). Some consider Laka [lap] to be a dialect of Ngambay.
Largest language of the Sara-Bagirmi group.
Latin script [Latn].
Traditional religion, Christian, Muslim.