772,000 (2009 UNSD). Total users in all countries: 1,042,500.
Centre-Est region: Koulpelogo province; Centre-Nord region: Namentenga province; Est region: Gnagna, Gourma, Komandjari, Kompienga and Tapoa provinces; Sahel region: Seno and Yagha provinces.
Northern Gourmanchema, Central Gourmanchema, Southern Gourmanchema. Central and eastern dialects are inherently intelligible; northern only with difficulty.
SVO; postpositions; genitives, articles before noun heads; numerals after; CV; 3 tones.
Latin script [Latn].
Traditional religion, Muslim.