||80 (1996 M. Donohue).
||South coast border area, east of Merauke, southeast of Marind [mrz] and the other Kanum language areas. Yanggandur, Tomer, Tomerau, Rawa Biru, and Kondo villages, bordering Papua New Guinea.
Indonesia, Eastern Papua, reference number 272
||Enkelembu, Kenume, Knwne
||Kanum varieties are separate languages, with difficult mutual intelligibility. Similar to Yei [jei]. Has also been classified as Australian, Pama-Nyungan.
||South-Central Papuan, Morehead-Upper Maro, Tonda
||Home, hunting camps. All ages. Also use Morori [mok] or Indonesian [ind].
||Literacy rate in L2: 5%.
||One ethnic group with Kanum varieties. Clan marriages common, and much ritual exchange. Fishermen; agriculturalists. Christian.