293,000 (1999 SIL). 20,000 Niao (1995 SIL).
Central, eastern Moyen-Cavally Region; Dix-Huit Montagnes Region, Guiglo, Duékoué, Bangolo, and Tai subprefectures; Bas-Sassandra Region, Lake Buyo area.
Beu (Zarabaon), Fleo, Gboo (Gbobo), Niao (Neabo, Neao, Niabo), Nyeo, Zaa (Zaha), Zagna, Zagne, Zibiao. Southern Wè has 7 more consonants than Northern Wè [wob].
Ethnic autonym: Wèè. Consider Wè one language with many dialects. They are one ethnic group, together with Krahn in Liberia. Christian, traditional religion.