150 (1996 M. Donohue).
Papua Province, Yanggandur, Tomer, and Onggaya villages. Southernmost point of province, east of Merauke city; along Papua New Guinea border.
Kanum varieties are separate languages, with difficult mutual intelligibility. Similar to Yei [jei]. Also classified as Australian, Pama-Nyungan.
One ethnic group with Kanum varieties. Clan marriages common, and much ritual exchange. Christian.