102,000 in Mali (1976 census). Total users in all countries: 158,000.
Ségou region: San circle, Bani river south bank, San area; Sikasso region: enclave south on Burkina Faso border; Mopti region: Djenne circle.
5 (Developing). Recognized language (1982, Decree No. 159 of 19 July, Article 1).
Dwemu, Dahanmu, 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.
All ages. Used as L2 by Konabéré [bbo].
Latin script [Latn].