79,000 (1990 SIL). 41,000 Kadai, 10,000 Kadina, 24,000 Morotai, and 4,000 Sopi.
Maluku Utara Province, Halmahera island; Pulau Morotai regency, 2 islands, Rau and Morotai island except for coastal areas east and southwest of Mount Baratai; Halmahera Utara regency, Galela bay, north to northern tip of island, scattered communities east of Galela town; Halmahera Selatan regency, Bacan and nearby islands, Obit, Kasiratua, and Mandioli, coastal areas inland; Bisa island, Koto Wonto area, and Obi island: 2 north coast enclaves around Laiwai and Sesepe, and 2 south coast Woi Lower and Wui.
Vigorous. Also use Indonesian [ind].
Latin script [Latn].