5,700 (1989 SIL). Ethnic population: 5,700.
Maluku Province, central Ambelau island off southeast coast of Buru island; Buru coast, Wae Tawa village, opposite Ambelau. 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.