42,700 (1993 SIL). 32,500 Nyabwa, 7,700 Nyedebwa, 2,500 Kouzié.
Lake Buyo area; Haut-Sassandra Region, southwest corner, Vavoua (Nyedebwa), Issia, Buyo, Zoukougbeu (Nyabwa), and Daloua subprefectures; Bas-Sassandra Region, northwest.
Whistle speech reported.
Latin script [Latn].
Ethnonym: Bété not wanted. Kouzii is an ethnic subgroup of Nyabwa, not a dialect. Christian, traditional religion.