360,000 in Benin (2006). Population total all countries: 512,300.
Kouffo Department, southwest on Mono river, Aplahoué, Djakotomè, Dogbo, Klouékanmè, Lalo, and Tovinklin communes; Mono Department, Athiémè, Houéyogbé communes; Zou Department, Djidja and Agbangnizoun communes. Cotonou and many southern mixed-language towns. Also in Togo.
Dogbo, Hwe (Ehoue), Sikpi (Shikpi), Tado (Tadou), Tala. The Hwe, Sikpi, and Tado dialects are linguistically very similar; Dogbo and Tala distinct from the other 3. Lexical similarity: 92% with Hwe-Sikpi dialect, 89% with Hwe-Dogbo dialect, Hwe-Tado dialect, and Hwe-Tala dialect.
Tado and Tala speakers are mainly in Togo. Traditional religion, Christian.