20,000 (2002 UKAW).
East Nusa Tenggara Province. Rote island, northwest coast, from Ba’a town west to Tasilo bay near northwest corner of island.
Eastern Dengka, Lelain, Western Dengka. Western Dengka dialect has marked intonation; some occurrences of, ngg, in Eastern Dengka dialect become, nd, in Western Dengka. Some vocabulary of Western Dengka is like Dhao [nfa]. Dengka and Dela-Oenale [row] are more divergent from other languages on Rote.
Latin script [Latn].
Christian, traditional religion.