6,800 (Martens 1989), increasing.
Sulawesi Tengah and border area Sulawesi Selatan provinces, Poso and Luwu Utara regencies, Lore Selatan, Pamona Selatan, Poso Pesisir, and Parigi subdistricts, northwest of Lake Poso: at least 24 villages. Ako dialect in northern Mamuju regency, Pasangkayu subdistrict; some in Ampibabo subdistrict, Lemusa village.
Vigorous. All domains. Also use Indonesian [ind].
Latin script [Latn].
‘Tobada’, Bada person. Christian.