55,000 in East Timor (2010 census). Total users in all countries: 76,000.
Ainaro district: Zumalai subdistrict; Bobonaro district: Maliana south; Cova Lima district: on Timor island central interior, south coast, north of Suai town.
None known. Not closely related to other languages.
Also use Tetun [tet].
Latin script [Latn].
Small groups scattered among other languages. Traditional religion, Christian.