13,300 in Senegal (2006). Population total all countries: 22,510.
Southeast, Upper Casamance, Edun area; border areas, Kedougou, Tambacounda. Also in Gambia (Bassari), Guinea (Bassari), Guinea-Bissau (Bassari).
5 (Developing). Recognized language (2005, Decree No. 987 of 21 October).
Ane, Këd, Oxalac. Closely related to Ménik [tnr].
Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Pulaar [fuc].
Often identified by the majority population as Bassari. Tenda is a cover term for Oniyan [bsc], Badyara [pbp], Wamey [cou], and Ménik [tnr]. High mortality rate. Women intermarry with men from Fulbe and other groups; children become part of the other group. Trading is carried on with the Fulbe. Traditional religion, Christian.