20,000 (1994 SIL), increasing.
Bougainville Province, North Bougainville district, Buka island east coast; Selau Peninsula, Cartaret Islands.
5 (Developing). Statutory language of provincial identity in Bougainville Autonomous Region (2007, Education Plan, Section 1.1.3), not yet implemented (2012).
Distinct from Tulu dialect of Tulu-Bohuai [rak] in Manus Province. Christian.