115,000 (2000 census), increasing. Few monolinguals.
Chimbu province: northern third; Eastern Highlands province: Daulo, Lufa and Unggai-Benna Lufa districts.
3 (Wider communication). Major area language used as a trade language for all the other Chimbu languages.
Kuman, Nagane (Genagane, Genogane), Yongomugl.
SOV; clause chaining, auxiliary verbs with adjuncts.
Latin script [Latn].
Christian, traditional religion.