210,000 in Guinea (2012 V. Vydrin).
Kankan and Nzérékoré regions: national reserve; Lola, Kankan, Kerouane, Beyle and Macenta prefectures; Gbasando dialect: Kabadian Mallerou, Ouanino, Dyibarou, Balanfe, Diatela, Boukorodou villages along the Beyla-Sinko road and to the north of Sinko; Woroduu dialect: Sokourala, Karagba dialect: Lola.
All also use Kono [knu].
Speakers of the eastern dialects often refer to themselves as Jula. Muslim.