30,000 in Benin (1995 R. Jones). Population total all countries: 32,050.
Atakora and Alibori departments, along Niger and Medru rivers, down to Kandi; Djougou, Parakou, and other northern towns.
3 (Wider communication).
Latin script [Latn].
Djougou and Parako speech varieties reportedly different from that in the northeast. Different from Dendi [deq] in Central African Republic. Muslim.