6,500 (2000 SIL). No monolinguals.
Milne Bay province: Bolubolu district, west Fergusson island, south tip of Goodenough island.
Mataitai, Wagifa, Kilia, Lauwela, Bwaidoga, Faiyava, Belebele I, Bebebele Ii, Kalauna, Kiliva. Lexical similarity: 72% with Iduna [viv] (most similar).
Latin script [Latn].
Half of the children are in school.