L1 users: 400 (1997 J. Chung). Ethnic population: 570.
Sanma province: central Espiritu Santo island, between Lape and Ora rivers north of Morouas.
Most key domains. Used by 60% of children. Positive attitudes. Also use Bislama [bis], especially men and school children.
Latin script [Latn].
‘Merei’ is self name. Christian.