600 (2000). Ethnic population: 1,500.
East New Britain Province, Gazelle peninsula, Ataliklikun bay, Lungalunga and Vunamarita villages.
Not endangered (2000 D. Tryon). Most domains. All ages.
Although the language name, Lungalunga, was derived from Tok Pisin [tpi] ‘longlong’ meaning ‘crazy’, there is unanimous agreement within the community that this is the widely recognized language name, even though they prefer the name Tavue, meaning ‘brother’.