6,500 (2000 SIL). 3,250 monolinguals.
Milne Bay Province, south tip of Goodenough island; Bolubolu district, west Fergusson island.
Bebebele Ii, Belebele I, Bwaidoga, Faiyava, Kalauna, Kilia, Kiliva, Lauwela, Mataitai, Wagifa. Lexical similarity: 72% with Iduna [viv] (most similar).
Latin script [Latn].
Half of the children are in school.