2,000 (2003 SIL), increasing. Less than 5% monolinguals. Ethnic population: 2,500.
West New Britain Province, Gasmata and Mosa rural LLGs, Akolet and Avau inland, between Avio and Amgen rivers, to north side of Whiteman range.
Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Use Tok Pisin [tpi] fluently.
Different from Bau [bbd] in Madang Province. Christian, traditional religion.