13,000 (Himmelmann 2001).
Central Sulawesi Province. Tolitoli and Buol regencies, Tolitoli Utara, Baolan, Dondo, Galang, and Dampal Utara subdistricts, at least 25 villages. North peninsula, inland from Dondo bay, east and south coasts.
Children receive their education in Indonesian [ind] (2007).
Most of the hill Dondo interact socially with the Dondo coastal population which reinforces the use of Dondo in a variety of functions. Muslim, Christian.