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. Also in Nigeria.
3 (Wider communication).
Market. Also use French [fra].
Djougou and Parako speech varieties reportedly different from that in the northeast. Different from Dendi [deq] in Central African Republic. Muslim, Christian.