L1 users: 131,000 (2015). Total users in all countries: 138,000.
Lofa county; into Gbarpolu county: Belleh district.
Tahamba, Wawana, Wulukoha, Hasala, Lukasa, Hembeh. Tahamba dialect used for literature. Lexical similarity: 96% with the 6 dialects, 83% with the most similar Mende [men] dialect.
Used as L2 by Kuwaa [blh].
Latin script [Latn].
Traditional religion, Muslim.