9,200 (2011 SIL). Few monolinguals. Ethnic population: 9,200.
Litoral province: Rio Muni coast.
One, Mari, Bweko. Closely related to Cameroonian Yasa [yko].
Latin script [Latn].
Traditionally coastal fishermen. All the Kombe, One, Mari, Bweko, and cross-border Yasa consider themselves ‘Bongwe’ (those who use ‘ngwe’ to refer to ourselves), and together with additional groups are ‘Ndowe’ (the beach peoples). Christian, traditional religion.