5,000 in Equatorial Guinea (2010 SIL). No monolinguals. Population total all countries: 5,600. Ethnic population: Almost all.
Annobón Island, isolated from mainland by 360 km of ocean (2,000); Bioko Island, Malabo (500), a few on continental Equatorial Guinea. Also in Spain.
Possible vowel length; vowel harmony; tone sandhi
Vigorous use in Annobón and Malabo. All domains except government and education where Spanish [spa] is used. All ages. Positive attitudes. Many on Bioko learn the local trade language, Equatorial Guinean Pidgin [fpe] and Spanish [spa], but less on Annobón. Women on Annobón seem uncomfortable in Spanish. Noncreolized Portuguese [por] used as liturgical language by local Catholics.
Famed swimmers, fishermen, and whalers. Christian.