79,000 (1990 SIL). 41,000 Kadai, 10,000 Kadina, 24,000 Morotai, and 4,000 Sopi.
North Maluku Province. Halmahera island; Galela bay, north to northern tip of island, scattered communities, southwest coast. Morotai island except southeast quadrant. Gunage and Moari islands near Kayoa island. Bacan, Obi, Kasiratua, Mandioli, and Labutia islands, coastal areas.
Vigorous. Also use Indonesian [ind].