L1 users: 2,080 (McElhanon 1978). Ethnic population: 5,890 (2000 census).
Morobe province: Huon peninsula, near Finschhafen coast.
Used as a church language by Lutherans in the Huon Peninsula region since 1890. Served as medium of instruction for 30,000 students following World War II (Streicher 1982), but now eclipsed by Tok Pisin in use as a lingua franca. Used as L2 by Bugawac [buk], Mesem [mci], Numbami [sij], Safeyoka [apz], Tami [tmy].
Latin script [Latn].