8,400 (1982 SIL).
East New Britain province: Pomio district, Jacquinot bay and inland, 20 villages; West New Britain province: Talasea district, coast, Bismark Sea.
North Coast Mengen (Maeng, Maenge, Orford), South Coast Mengen (Poeng), Bush Mengen (Inland Mengen, Longueinga). Some linguists separate Poeng (South Coast Mengen and Bush Mengen) and Maeng (North Coast Mengen) into 2 languages.
Used as L2 by Meramera [mxm].
Latin script [Latn].