11,000 (1991 SIL). 60% monolingual (women and older men).
Morobe Province, Kabwum district, Timbe river valley and tributaries.
Central Timbe, North Timbe, South Timbe.
Literacy rate in L1: 50%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%. Poetry. NT: 1987.
Christian, traditional religion.