L1 users: 105,000 (1995 R. Jones). All Samo (San) languages: 233,000 (2009 UNSD). Total users in all countries: 106,000.
Boucle du Muhoun region: Kossi province; Sourou province, Mouna and Solenzo areas; Bobo-Diolaso, Dedougou, Koudougou, and Ouagadougou cities.
The Rimaïbé are Samo who were former Fula slaves, now also speak Fulfulde [fuh]. Traditional religion, Christian.