1,270 (2007 SIL).
Southern Maluku Province. Twin coral islands northeast of Babar island. Daweloor island, to south, Wiratan, Watuwei, and Nurnyaman villages. Dawera island, to north, Welora, Letmasa, and Ilmarang villages.
Minor dialect differences.
Shifting to a local Malay variety. Home, gardens, village, ceremonies, religion. Also use a regional Malay variety, probably a dialect of Ambonese Malay [abs], in all domains, except for ceremonies; children are taught the Malay variety. Speakers also use Indonesian [ind] primarily in government, Christian religious domains.