L1 users: 7,000 (2007 SIL).
Oro province: along Eia, Gira, Kumusi, and Mamba rivers; between Iwaia and Sowara villages on coast; some in Morobe province.
Literacy rate in L1: 25%–50%. Taught in community schools K-6; anticipated for 7–8. Literature. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions: 1912–2014.
Latin script [Latn].