460,000 in Benin (1995 R. Jones). Population total all countries: 560,000.
Central, north Borgou department: Sinende, Bembereke, N’Dali, Parakou, eastern Tchaourou, Perere, Nikki, and Kalale communes; central and southeast Alibori department; eastern Atakora department; Donga department: Djougou commune.
3 (Wider communication).
Latin script [Latn].
Ethnic autonym: Baatonu, Baatombu (pl.). Distinct from Biali (Berba) [beh]. Muslim, traditional religion.