105,000 in Burkina Faso (1995 R. Jones). All Samo (San) languages: 233,000 (2009 UNSD). Total users in all countries: 106,000.
Boucle du Muhoun region: Sourou province, Mouna and Solenzo areas; Kossi province; Ouagadougou, Bobo-Diolaso, Dedougou, and Koudougou cities.
The Rimaïbé are Samo who were former Fula slaves, now also speak Fulfulde [fuh]. Traditional religion, Christian.