20,000 (2002 UKAW). Ethnic population: 20,000.
East Nusa Tenggara Province. West central Rote island, from northern coast Ba’a town to south coast. North Lole dialect covers north and central regions of Lole domain.
Ba’a, North Lole, South Lole. North Lole, na-hina, becomes South Lole, ni-hina.