6,500 (Collins 1983).
Maluku Province, Seram Bagian Barat regency, western Seram island, Hoamoal peninsula, northwest coast on Boano strait, south coast facing Piru bay: Luhu village. Boano and Manipa islands, west of Seram island.
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].