L1 users: 19,000 (2015 J. Leclerc). Total users in all countries: 24,610.
Southwest of Ziguinchor, a cluster of villages grouped around Nyassia village.
Essin. A dialect subgroup. Phonology and vocabulary in Senegal are considerably different from the two Bayot dialects in Guinea-Bissau. Lexical similarity: 15%–18% with other Jola varieties (most similar).
Latin script [Latn].
Traditional religion, Christian.