1,480,000 in Sierra Leone (2006). Population total all countries: 1,499,700.
Southern province: most of interior; Eastern province: Pujehun, Kenema, and Kailahun districts; Northern province: Bombali and Moyamba districts’ border areas; expanding along the coast and south and east.
3 (Wider communication).
Ko, Kpa, Sewawa, Waanjama. Lexical similarity: 92%–98% among dialects.
Traditional religion, Christian, Muslim.