5,700 (1989 SIL). Ethnic population: 5,700.
Maluku province: central Ambelau island; Buru island coast, Wae Tawa village; 8 villages.
None known. Not intelligible with Buru [mhs].
Schools through junior high on the island. Wild pigs and rocky terrain on Ambelau make cultivation impossible; that is done in Wae Tawa village on Buru Island. Muslim.