2,620 (2000 census). 30% monolingual.
Milne Bay Province, Fergusson island, Esa’ala district, Gameta, Ulua, Lau’oya, Duduna, Momo’awa and Sebutuya wards.
Basima, Gameta, Garea (Galeya), Sebutuia, Urua, Wadalei. Lexical similarity: 61% with Boselewa [bwf] (most similar), 80% with Garea and Basima dialects.
All ages. Also use Dobu [dob].
Less than half of children are in school. Christian, traditional religion.