L1 users: 2,200 (Lynch and Crowley 2001). Only very elderly and very young are monolingual.
Shefa province: east Epi island, Varmali and Varsu regions.
Tasiko, Mate-Nul-Filakara. Lexical similarity: borderline with Lamenu [lmu] but strong community perception that it is a different language.
Tripartite disjunctive negative construction.
Some use in religious domain. All ages. Positive attitudes. All also use Bislama [bis].
Latin script [Latn].