L1 users: 350 (2000).
Maluku Utara province: Kepulauan Sula regency in Sula Islands, Molucca sea coast, Tjapaplulu strait area; Taliabu island, 2 east coast groups; west Mangole island coast east from Dofa; 2 small offshore islands.
None known. May be intelligible with Taliabu [tlv].
The government wants to resettle them along the coast. Traditional religion.