12,600 (1987 SIL).
Maluku Province, Larike, Wakasihu, Tapi, Allang, and Lai villages. Southwesternmost Ambon island coast, Hitu peninsula.
Vigorous use in Larike and Wakasihu, weak in Allang. Only older adults in Allang, Allang Asaude, Uraur, and Urusana still know Allang, but apparently do not use it. Younger generation prefers regional or national language.