10,000 (2000 R. Hesse). 500 monolinguals.
Papua Barat province: Sorong regency, most of Teminabuan sub-district, half of Sawiat sub-district, about 31 villages in southwest Bird’s Head.
Tehit Jit, Mbol Fle, Saifi, Imyan, Sfa Riere, Fkar, Sawiat Salmeit. Lexical similarity: 60% with Kalabra.
Vigorous. Parents in villages in the interior pass Tehit on to children. In villages bordering towns, Indonesian [ind] used with children. Users of neighboring languages learn Tehit. All domains. Positive attitudes. Also use Dutch [nld], English [eng], Mai Brat [ayz]. Also use Indonesian [ind], particularly in schools and as LWC.
Latin script [Latn].
Christian, traditional religion.