2,000 (1995 SIL). 100 monolinguals.
East New Britain province: Lolobau island, coast east to Cape Torkoro; West New Britain province: Bialla district, northwest coast to Toriu river and inland.
Literacy rate in L1: Below 5%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%. Vernacular school discontinued 2003. Bible portions: 2014.
Latin script [Latn].