184,000 in Guinea-Bissau (2006 World Factbook). Population total all countries: 310,600.
West and northwest of Bissau. Also in France, Gambia, Senegal.
Nominal prefixes, 2 plural forms; complex auxiliary verbs and aspect particles; verb suffixes; relative clauses functioning as adjectives, with nominal markers at beginning and end; pitch distinction on verbal and nominal forms; emphatic markers
Important politically. Thousands emigrated to France.
Traditional religion, Christian, Muslim.