L1 users: 2,560 (2000 SIL). Ethnic population: 2,560 (2000 census).
East Sepik province: Maprik district, Mablep Rural LLG, ward 8; Sandaun province: Aitape district, East Aitape Rural LLG, wards 23, 24, 25.
SVO; 19 noun phrase concordance.
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.