1,300,000 in Côte d’Ivoire (2012 V. Vydrin). 650,000 in Eastern Dan, 650,000 in western Dan. Population total all countries: 1,610,800.
Dix-Huit Montagnes Region, Man (except Kouibly and Facoubly), Danané, Biankouma prefectures, 19 villages; Bafing Region, Liberian border area west of Touba.
Blowo (Western Dan), Gweetaawu (Eastern Dan). At least 38 subdialects. In Liberia speakers in Garplay understood Côte d’Ivoire Yacouba dialect recordings as follows: Danane, Koulinle, Kale: very well; Blosse: quite well; Bloundo: reasonably well; dialects east of Blouno: considerable difficulty (Bolli and Frick 1971).
Whistle speech reported.
Latin script [Latn].