2,560 (2000 SIL).
Sandaun Province, Aitape district, East Aitape Rural LLG, wards 23, 24, 25; East Sepik Province, Maprik district, Mablep Rural LLG, ward 8.
In the northern villages, Abu’ is being replaced in most domains of language use by Tok Pisin [tpi]. Tok Pisin is the predominant language for 40% of the youth. Positive attitudes.