293,000 (1999 SIL). 20,000 Niao (1995 SIL).
Central, Montagnes District, Guiglo, Duékoué, Bangolo, and Tai subprefectures; Bas-Sassandra District, Lake Buyo area.
Zibiao, Zagne, Zagna, Beu (Zarabaon), Zaa (Zaha), Niao (Neabo, Neao, Niabo), Gboo (Gbobo), Fleo, Nyeo. Southern Wè has 7 more consonants than Northern Wè [wob].
Latin script [Latn].
Consider Wè one language with many dialects. They are one ethnic group, together with Krahn in Liberia. Christian, traditional religion.