L1 users: 76,000 (1978).
Sulawesi Tengah province: Banggai regency, Balingara town east to Mount Balantak area; Lamala bay southwest along Peleng strait to Mantawa town, inland to central highlands; Tojo Una-Una regency, Togian islands, Walbabhi island: Batui, Boalemo, Bunta, Kintom, Luwuk, East Luwuk, Nuhon, and Pagimana sub-districts, 136 villages.
Some children only use Indonesian [ind].
Latin script [Latn].
Users prefer Saluan over Loinang. Muslim, Christian, traditional religion.