6,500 (Collins 1983).
Maluku Province, western Seram island, Hoamoal peninsula, Luhu village. Boano and Kelang islands, west of Seram island.
Batu Merah, Kelang, Luhu. Lexical similarity: 72% with Luhu dialect, 71%–73% with Asilulu [asl].
Vigorous. Batu Merah dialect spoken on Ambon Island has few remaining speakers. Also use Ambonese Malay [abs].