287,000 in Guinea (Vanderaa 1991). Population total all countries: 327,000.
Gueckedou and Kissidougou prefectures; also in Faranah Prefecture, southernmost point, and in western Macenta Prefecture, near Zialo language area.
4 (Educational). De facto language of national identity.
Also use French [fra].
Latin script [Latn].
Many loanwords from Western Maninkakan [mlq]. Traditional religion.