102,000 (2010 census).
Baucau district: north coast and inland; Lautém district: west band; Manatuto district: on Timor island; Viqueque district: north half; generally, from north to south coast in a dialect chain.
Makasae. Not closely related to other languages. Lexical similarity: 53%–56% with Makalero [mjb].
Latin script [Latn].
Traditional religion, Christian.