7,000 (2007 SIL).
Oro Province; along Eia, Gira, Mamba, and Kumusi rivers; between Sowara and Iwaia villages on coast; a few in Morobe Province.
Literacy rate in L1: 25%–50%. Taught in community schools K-6; anticipated for 7–8. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions: 1912–2004.