5,000 (1997 A. Ranoh).
East Nusa Tenggara Province. Ndao island, off western tip of Rote island. Other settlements scattered on Rote and Timor islands.
None known. Related to Hawu [hvn]. Complex phonology.
Used as L2 by Helong [heg].
Latin script [Latn].
Ethnic autonym: Dhao. Rote neighbors refer to them as ‘Ndao’. Christian.