9,700 (Wurm 1975). 3,800 in Coast, 1,000 in Daru, 4,500 in Island Kiwai, 400 in Doumori. Several sources estimate current population now in excess of 20,000 (2011 SIL).
Western province: Fly river delta, Fly river north bank.
Coast Kiwai, Island Kiwai (Bamu Kiwai).
All ages. Positive attitudes. They consider it superior to related languages.
Latin script [Latn].
All dialect speakers agree the language and cultural center is on Kiwai Island.