10,000 (2000 R. Hesse). 500 monolinguals.
Papua Province, southwest Bird’s Head, Sorong regency, most of Teminabuan subdistrict, half of Sawiat subdistrict. About 31 villages.
Fkar, Imyan, Mbol Fle, Saifi, Sawiat Salmeit, Sfa Riere, Tehit Jit. Most similar to Kalabra [kzz]. Lexical similarity: 60% with Kalabra.
Vigorous. Parents in villages in the interior pass Tehit on to children. In villages bordering towns, Indonesian [ind] used with children. Users of neighboring languages learn Tehit. All domains. Positive attitudes. Also use Indonesian [ind] or Mai Brat [ayz]. 1% speak Dutch [nld] or English [eng]. Schools in Indonesian, though most teachers speak Tehit. Indonesian is the LWC.
Christian, traditional religion.