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. 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]. Schools in Indonesian, although most teachers speak Tehit. Indonesian is the LWC. Also use Dutch [nld], English [eng], Mai Brat [ayz].
Latin script [Latn].
Christian, traditional religion.