8,800 (1991 SIL).
West New Britain Province, Talasea district, Vitu and Mudua islands off northwest coast.
2 or 3 dialects. Mudua Island variety may be a separate language. Related to Uneapa [bbn].
Literacy rate in L1: 15%–25%. Literacy rate in L2: 75%–100%. 2 or more vernacular primary schools. Bible portions: 2001.
‘Vitu’ is island name.