11,900 (1989 SIL).
Maluku Province. Buru island, west of Manipa, Seram islands. 4 separate areas; largest area: northeast coast, lower inland Wae and Apo river valleys west of Kajeli town; other 3 areas westward across north Seram Sea coast. Some in Ambon.
Lisela (Licela, Licella), Tagalisa.
Shifting to Ambonese Malay [abs].
Muslim, traditional religion.