500 (2009 Masruddin and Wahibah), decreasing. Ethnic population: 4,000 (2009).
South Sulawesi Province, East Luwu regency, Wotu subdistrict, Lampenai, and Bawalipu villages. Northern end of Bone bay; coast near mouth of Kalaena river between Wotu and Angkona villages.
Lexical similarity: 58% with Wolio [wlo], 53% with Laiyolo [lji], average 43% with South Sulawesi Group, 43% with Kaili-Pamona Subgroup, 41% with Seko Padang [skx], 39% with Tae’ Luwu [rob], 36%–43% with Bungku-Tolaki Subgroup, 37% with Toraja-Sa’dan [sda], 33% with Bugis [bug], 31% with Rampi [lje], 25% with Lemolang [ley].