L1 users: 160,000 (2014 J. Leclerc). Total users in all countries: 162,050.
Alibori and Atacora departments: Djougou, Parakou, and other towns north along Medru and Niger rivers down to Kandi.
3 (Wider communication).
Latin script [Latn].
Djougou and Parakou speech varieties reportedly different from that in the northeast. Different from Dendi [deq] in Central African Republic. Muslim.