200,000 in Burkina Faso (1992 CMA). Population total all countries: 225,000.
Kossi and Mouhoun provinces, Nouna and Dedougou areas; also Bale, Nayala, Sourou, and Banwa provinces.
SOV; postpositions; genitives, articles, adjectives, numerals, relatives after noun heads; question word final; word order distinguishes subject, object, indirect object; CV.
Marka is used for followers of the traditional religion, Dafing for Muslim speakers. Different from the Marka dialect of Soninke. Muslim, traditional religion.