15,000 (2010 census).
Central small mountainous area surrounded by Makasae [mkz], Waima’a [wmh], Tetun [tet], Galolen [gal] language areas.
Kairui, Midiki (Midik). Vocabulary predominantly Trans-New Guinea, structure is Austronesian. Related to Waima’a [wmh] and Habun [hbu]. Classification needs further investigation. May be co-dialect with Waima’a.