Language code (ISO 639-3): bmq
Population: 102,000 in Mali (1976 census). Population total all countries: 158,000.
Region: A triangle between San and Sofara on Bani River. Mao is separate from other dialects and straddles Mali-Burkina Faso border on main San to Bobo-Dioulasso road. Also in Burkina Faso.
Dialects: Dwemu, Dahanmu, Mao. Dwemu subdialects are Terekongo (Terekoungo), Wahu (between Téné and the Bani River), Togo. Dahanmu subdialects are Koniko, Mandiakuy, Bomborokuy, and Mao (Mahou).