15,000 (2015 J. Leclerc). Total users in all countries: 24,200.
Upper Casamance, Edun area; border areas, Kedougou, Tambacounda.
5 (Developing). Recognized language (2005, Decree No. 987 of 21 October).
Ane, Këd, Oxalac.
Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes.
Latin script [Latn].
Often identified by the majority population as Bassari. Tenda is a cover term for Oniyan [bsc], Badyara [pbp], Wamey [cou], and Ménik [tnr]. High mortality rate. Women intermarry with men from Fulbe and other groups; children become part of the other group. Trading is carried on with the Fulbe. Traditional religion, Christian.