102,000 in Mali (1976 census). Population total all countries: 158,000.
Ségou Region, San circle, Bani river south bank, San area; enclave south on Burkina Faso border. Also in Burkina Faso.
5 (Developing). Recognized language (1982, Decree No. 159 of 19 July, Article 1).
Dahanmu, Dwemu, Mao. Dwemu subdialects are Terekongo (Terekoungo), Wahu (between Téné and the Bani river), Togo. Dahanmu subvarieties are Koniko, Mandiakuy, Bomborokuy, and Mao (Mahou).
SOV; postpositions; genitives, relatives before noun heads; articles, adjectives, numerals after noun heads; word order distinguishes subjects, objects, indirect objects; V, CV, CVV; tonal