110,000 (1997). About 30,000 outside Sabu Island.
East Nusa Tenggara Province. Sawu and Raijua islands; 3 enclaves, 2 on Sumba island, Waingapu and Melolo areas; south central Flores island, Ende area. Others in Kupang city, Timor island.
Liae, Mesara (Mehara), Raijua (Raidjua), Seba (Heba), Timu (Dimu).
Complex phonetics with implosives, glottal, long and short vowels, long and short consonants.
Used as L2 by Helong [heg].
Latin script [Latn].
Christian, traditional religion.