L1 users: 2,300 (2000 census). Few monolinguals. Ethnic population: 2,800.
Morobe province: Lae district, north of Nadzab. 10 villages; Lae, Mount Hagen, and Rabaul.
East Numanggang, West Numanggang.
Latin script [Latn].
Used in village court and believed to have significant influence on proceedings. Tok Pisin [tpi] or other trade language used for insults, at which point an elder will insist that discussion be limited to Numanggang due to its calming and peaceful power. Christian.