L1 users: 131,000 (2010 census).
Aileu, Ainaro, and Ermera districts: central Timor mountains; Bobonaro, Dili, and Liquiçá districts: north coast; Cova Lima district: south coast; Manufahi district: Same subdistrict.
Damata, Lolei, Manua, Mambae. North Mambae and South Mambae show significant differences.
Second most widely spoken language of East Timor.
Latin script [Latn].