150 (1996 M. Donohue).
Papua Province, Merauke regency, Yanggandur, Tomer, and Onggaya villages, southernmost point of province, east of Merauke city along Papua New Guinea border.
None known. Kanum varieties are separate languages, with difficult mutual intelligibility. Reportedly similar to Yei [jei]. Also classified as Australian, Pama-Nyungan.
One ethnic group with Kanum varieties. Clan marriages common, and much ritual exchange. Christian.