2,620 (2000 census). 790 monolinguals.
Milne Bay province: Fergusson island, Esa’ala district, Duduna, Gameta, Lau’oya, Momo’awa, Sebutuya, and Ulua wards.
Wadalei, Gameta, Urua, Basima, Sebutuia, Garea (Galeya). Lexical similarity: 61% with Boselewa [bwf] (most similar), 80% with Garea and Basima dialects.
Less than half of children are in school. Christian, traditional religion.