5,680 (2011 SIL), increasing.
Maluku Province, Kepulauan Aru regency; Aru islands, entire east coast of Kobror island, 1 village in southeast Wokam island, 4 villages eastern half of Barakai strait on Kobror and Koba islands, 2 villages in enclave south of Beding Warlai town, central Kobror island: 18 villages; many in Dobo, some in Ambon.
Northern Dobel, Straits Dobel, Southeast Dobel. At least 3 dialects. Lexical similarity: 78%–86% with Koba [kpd].
SVO; prepositions; no adjectives; noun head initial; active verbs and stative verbs; complex reduplication system; 14 consonant phonemes and 5 vowel phonemes; CVC, CV, with CiCiVC, CiCiV patterns occurring only as stressed syllable of a phonological word, when that word is reduplicated; not tonal.
Latin script [Latn].