450 (2011 SIL). Speakers of other languages live at some of the Mouwase villages, especially Omati, and this may have skewed population figures. Speakers are widely scattered in bush villages, hamlets and squatter settlements.
Gulf Province, Omati river.
None known. Lexical similarity: 58% with Ikobi [meb].
Home, legal, traditional events, prayer, sporting events. Used as L2 by Minanibai [mcv].