1,270 (2007 SIL).
Maluku Province; twin coral islands northeast of Babar island, Daweloor island, to south, Wiratan, Watuwei, and Nurnyaman villages; Dawera island, to north, Welora, Letmasa, and Ilmarang villages.
Minor dialect differences.
Shifting to a local Malay variety. Home, gardens, village, ceremonies, religion. Also use a regional Malay variety, probably a dialect of Ambonese Malay [abs], in all domains, except for ceremonies; children are taught the Malay variety. Speakers also use Indonesian [ind] primarily in government, Christian religious domains.