L1 users: 1,400 (2010 SIL). Ethnic population: 1,460 (2010 SIL).
New Ireland province: Danop, Kait, King, Palangot, Semalu, and Watpi villages on southwest coast.
Immigration brings pressure from Tok Pisin [tpi], and both Kandas and Tok Pisin are used in home domains. Most domains. Tok Pisin [tpi] is used in many domains as well. Most also use Tok Pisin [tpi]. Some also use Ramoaaina [rai]. A few also use Kuanua [ksd], Siar-Lak [sjr]. Used as L2 by Label [lbb].
Latin script [Latn].