450,000 in Niger (1998). Total users in all countries: 640,000.
Agadez region: Tchirozerine department; Dosso region: Dogondoutchi department; northwest Maradi region; Tahoua and Tillabéri regions. Eastern dialect: central Tahoua from Ingal to Mali border; western dialect: west, north and northwest of Niamey.
6a (Vigorous). Recognized language (1999, Constitution, Article 3).
Tawallammat Tan Dannag (Ioullemmeden), Tawallammat Tan Ataram. A member of macrolanguage Tamashek [tmh].