L1 users: 26 (2001 SIL).
Milne Bay province: Alotau district, Maramatana local council area, Garuwahi village.
8b (Nearly extinct).
Naura dialect and Gweda [grw] users agree that Gweda is most similar to Haigwai. Lexical similarity: 71% with Wa’ema [wag], 69% with Taupota [tpa], 68% with Naura dialect of Haigwai [hgw], 67% with Kapulika dialect of Haigwai, 64% with Topura dialect of Wedau [wed], 63% with Tawala [tbo], 53% with Wedau.
Latin script [Latn].