20,000 (2002 UKAW).
Nusa Tenggara Timur Province; Rote island, northwest coast, from Ba’a town west to Tasilo bay near northwest corner of island.
Eastern Dengka, Lelain, Western Dengka. Western Dengka dialect has marked intonation; some occurrences of, ngg, in Eastern Dengka dialect become, nd, in Western Dengka. Some vocabulary of Western Dengka is like Dhao [nfa]. Dengka and Dela-Oenale [row] are more divergent from other languages on Rote.
Latin script [Latn].
Christian, traditional religion.