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