L1 users: 210,000 (2012 V. Vydrin).
Kankan and Nzérékoré regions: national reserve; Beyle, Kankan, Kerouane, Lola, and Macenta prefectures; Balanfe, Boukorodou, Diatela, Dyibarou, Kabadian Mallerou, and Ouanino villages along Beyla-Sinko road and north of Sinko (Gbasando dialect); Lola (Karagba dialect); Sokourala (Woroduu dialect).
SOV; postpositions; tone.
Speakers of the eastern dialects often refer to themselves as Jula. Muslim.