L1 users: 200 (Blench 1999b). Ethnic population: 3,180 (1988 census).
Comoé district: Grand Bassam subprefecture, Vitre I and Vitre II villages.
8b (Nearly extinct).
The last speaker of the pure form of Beti died about 1993. Presently use a variety heavily influenced by surrounding languages. Shifting to Anyin [any] (2000 R. Blench). Only a few elderly men remember a few words from the ‘pure’ Beti dialect. Also use Abure [abu], Anyin [any], Attié [ati], Ebrié [ebr], Mbato [gwa], Nzema [nzi].