1,400 (Lynch and Crowley 2001). Ethnic population: 2,000 (2001).
Penama province: Maewo (Aurora) island.
Lotora. Arata and Bangoro may be dialects or closely related languages.
Potentially endangered (2000 D. Tryon). Most key domains. Used by 60% of children. Positive attitudes.
Latin script [Latn], no longer in use.