156,000 (1993 SIL).
18 Montagnes Region, Kouibly and Fakobly subprefectures.
Péomé, Sémien (Gbéan), Tao. Kouibly dialect intelligible to about half of Wè Southern [gxx] speakers. Lexical similarity: 90%–94% among dialects, Kouibly dialect (Tao and Gbean) has 84%–89% lexical similarity with Wè Southern dialects.
Whistle speech reported
Also use French [fra].
Christian, traditional religion, Muslim.