4,000 (1997 census).
Morobe province: Lae district, Boana subdistrict, interior north of Lae. 14 villages.
West-Central Mese, East Mese, Momolili, Zezagi.
SOV; adjectives, numerals after noun heads; verb affixes mark number; CV, CVC, CVV, CCV, VC, V; nontonal.
Latin script [Latn].
Community schools at Hobu and Samanzing. Christian, traditional religion.