L1 users: 234,000 (Gblem-Poidi and Kantchoa 2012). Total users in all countries: 381,300.
Centrale region: Tchaoudjo and Sotouboua prefectures, Bafilo, Sokode, and Sotouboua; Plateaux region: north Agou prefecture near Badou; Kara region: Bassar and Assoli prefectures.
3 (Wider communication).
Vigorous. Home, neighborhood, market, work. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use French [fra]. Also use Standard Arabic [arb], at mosque. Used as L2 by Akaselem [aks], Anii [blo], Bago-Kusuntu [bqg], Ginyanga [ayg], Igo [ahl], Kabiyè [kbp], Kpessi [kef], Lama [las], Lukpa [dop], Northern Nago [xkb], Ntcham [bud].
Muslim, Christian, traditional religion.