6,500 (Collins 1983).
Maluku province: Seram Bagian Barat regency, Luhu village on northwest and south coast of Seram island, Boano and Manipa islands.
Luhu, Batu Merah, Kelang. Lexical similarity: 72% with Luhu dialect, 71%–73% with Asilulu [asl].
Vigorous. Batu Merah dialect spoken on Ambon Island has few remaining speakers. Also use Ambonese Malay [abs].