55,000 in East Timor (2010 census). Population total all countries: 76,000.
Timor island central interior, south coast, north and west Cova Lima District; south Bobonaro District; also into Ainaro District.
None known. Not closely related to other languages.
Also use Tetun [tet].
Latin script [Latn].
Small groups scattered among other languages. Traditional religion, Christian.