2,000 (2003 SIL), increasing. 100 monolinguals. Ethnic population: 2,500.
West New Britain province: Gasmata and Mosa rural LLGs, Akolet and Avau inland, between Avio and Amgen rivers, to north side of Whiteman range.
Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Tok Pisin [tpi].
Latin script [Latn].
Different from Bau [bbd] in Madang Province. Christian, traditional religion.