7,910 (2011 SIL), increasing. No monolinguals.
Southeastern Maluku Province, south Aru islands, Tarangan island west coast.
SVO; prepositions; noun head Initial; 2 maximum prefixes, 2 maximum suffixes; clause constituent marked by word order; verb agreement; no passive; 15 lexical consonants; 7 vowel phonemes; nontonal
Vigorous. Used as L2 on Aru Islands, especially to the south. Home, community. All ages. Positive attitudes.
Largest language group in Aru Islands. Christian, Muslim.