210,000 in Guinea (2012 V. Vydrin). Population total all countries: 249,200.
Western half Beyla and central Kerouane prefectures; national reserve, Kankan Prefecture; northern Nzerekore, Lola, and Macenta prefectures; Gbasando dialect: Kabadian Mallerou, Ouanino, Dyibarou, Balanfe, Diatela, Boukorodou villages along the Beyla-Sinko road and to the north of Sinko; Woroduu dialect: Sokourala, Karagba dialect: Lola.
100% also use Kono [knu].
Speakers of the eastern dialects often refer to themselves as Jula. Muslim.