L1 users: 442,000 (2016).
Northern province: east Bombali and northeast Kambia districts, Little Scarcies river area; north of Makeni.
2 (Provincial). Statutory provincial working language in Northern province (2004, Article 16(1), Local Government Act), may be used in local council deliberations.
Western Limba (Sela, Tonko), Central Limba (Gbongogbo, Tamiso).
Latin script [Latn].
Quite different from East Limba [lma] of Sierra Leone and Guinea. Traditional religion, Muslim.