9,700 (Wurm 1975). 3,800 in Coast, 1,000 in Daru, 4,500 in Island Kiwai, 400 in Doumori. Several sources estimate current population now in excess of 20,000 (2011 SIL).
Western Province, Fly river delta, Fly river north bank.
Coast Kiwai, Island Kiwai (Bamu Kiwai).
Very positive attitudes. They consider it superior to related languages.
Latin script [Latn].
All dialect speakers agree the language and cultural center is on Kiwai Island.