The Mah People, Where do they come from, where are they now, and what Language do they Speak? by Nya Kwiawon Taryor, Sr.
The Mah people live, basically, in Liberia and Guinea, West Africa. In Liberia, they live in Nimba County. Nimba County is located in the North Central Horn of Liberia. In Liberia alone, it is estimated that there are about 312,000 but that is a conservative estimate. In reality, they may be about 375,000 Mah people living in Liberia alone. This includes those living in the county as well as those living in Monrovia. The Mah people are bordered by the Dan people on the east of the horn, the Bassa people on the south and the Kpelle people on the south west. On the northwest are the other Mah people who make up the Mah population in the Republic of Guinea from the cities of Yomou, Nzérékoré, Lola, Beyla and Macenta, the regions that were taken away from Liberia by the French in 1892 and added to the French Colony known at the time as French Guinea.
It is also estimated that in Guinea, the population of the Mah people is 87, 000 people. If you combine the more realistic population estimate of about 375,000 Mah people in Liberia, excluding those living in foreign countries like the USA, Europe and other parts of the world, and add the 87,000 to the 375,000, you get a total of 462,000 Mah people. This number does not include those living in other countries as exile, students, green card holders, and just foreigners in foreign countries. The 462,000 could be even more than that if we knew how many Mah people there are in foreign countries.