20,000 (1995 SIL).
Maluku province: south, over 20 villages; Kisar island, northeast of Timor island, 19 villages; Roma and Wetar islands, Amau, Hila, Hi’ai, Likagraha, and Naumatan villages; some in Ambon, Dili, and Kupang cities.
Not related to Oirata [oia], which has sometimes been called a dialect.
Latin script [Latn].
Called Yotowawa or Meher locally. Christian.