40,000 (2001 L. Baird). Ethnic population: 40,000.
East Nusa Tenggara Province, 4 villages. South central Flores island, south and southeast of Ebu Lobo volcano.
Distinct from but most similar to Nage [nxe].
SVO; isolating language; 4-way phonemic stop distinction
All domains, ceremonies, personal letter-writing. All ages.
People and language are both called Ke’o. Muslim, Christian, traditional religion.