1,800 (Wurm 2000).
Papua Province, Jayapura, north coast, Sarmi area and west, Mararena, Kamenawari, Amsira, Siaratesa, Perkami, Martewar, Arsania, Nisero, Arabais, Webro, Wari, Nuerawar, and Waim villages.
Eastern Isirawa, Western Isirawa. Similar to Kwerba [kwe]. Dialects very similar.
Potentially endangered (2000 S. Wurm). Vigorous, but losing its trade language status to Indonesian [ind]; children are beginning to prefer Indonesian (2007).
Christian, traditional religion.