7,000 (Roesler 1972). Most are monolingual.
Papua Province. Casuarina coast areas. Asmat Regency; Sawa-Erma, Agats, Atsy, and Pantai Kasuari subdistricts. South coast from Owap river northwest to Farec river southwest, inland. Also, Mappi regency, Nambai and Edera subdistricts. Digul river delta area.
Many becoming bilingual in Indonesian [ind].
Christian, traditional religion.