30,000 (2000 SIL), increasing. 3,000 monolinguals. L2 users: Speakers of other area languages use Balantak as L2.
Sulawesi Tengah Province, Banggai regency, Luwuk, Balantak, Tinangkung, and Lamala subdistricts, at least 49 villages. Eastern peninsular tip, Cape Botok.
Vigorous. All domains. Positive attitudes. Also use Indonesian [ind].
Latin script [Latn].