85,000 (1998). All Samo (San) languages: 233,000 (2009 UNSD).
Boucle du Muhoun region, mainly Nayala province, Nouna and Solenzo areas, and Sourou province; Centre-Ouest region, Sanguie province; Nord region, Passore province; also in urban areas, Ouagadougou, Bobo-Dioulasso, Dedougou, and Koudougou cities; Toma dialect: Toma, Yaba, Gossina, Ye, Kougny, and Gassan departments.
Toma (Makaa, Nyaana). Intelligibility low across Samo varieties.
Latin script [Latn].
The Rimaïbé are Samo who were former Fula slaves, now speak Fulfulde [fuh] as L2, and live in Kawara, Kassan, Zoumou, and Teri in the Tougan area. Traditional religion, Christian, Muslim.