9,600 (2015 J. Leclerc), increasing. A few hundred elderly monolinguals. Total users in all countries: 15,600.
Ziguinchor region: north from Bliss Island, Kalisseye Inlet to Casamance river, to The Gambia border; east to Dioloulou, Kafountine area extends north to Brikama (The Gambia); Karon islands.
None known. Lexical similarity: 64% with Mlomp [mlo], the most similar (Jola) language.
Latin script [Latn].
Strong desire to develop the language and preserve the culture.