858,000 (2007). L2 users: 800,000 (1991 UBS).
South region: northern Mvila and Dja-and-Lobo divisions, into Océan division; Centre region: southern Upper Sanaga division, northern Nyong-and-Mfoumou division; East region: western tip Upper Nyong division.
3 (Wider communication). Used as a LWC throughout the South region and also (less so) in the East. Chosen as the church language of the American Presbyterian Mission in circa 1887. It is still the official church language. Another important factor in the spread of Bulu is the pattern of intermarriage: many if not most Bulu women marry outside the Bulu community.
Latin script [Latn].