200,000 (2012), increasing.
Thies region: between Nguekikh, Popenguine, and Thies; Dakar region: airport area; 60 villages: 43 are over 80% Saafi, 8 are under 50%.
5 (Developing). Recognized language (2005, Decree No. 989 of 21 October).
Ethnonym: Saafi; Saafen is the area name, Families in Dakar may lose L1; the next generation will no longer consider itself Saafi. Often identified by themselves and the majority population as Serer, which is a widely used name for a cultural or linguistic group which includes the Serer-Sine language and the 5 Cangin languages. Muslim, Christian, traditional religion.