3,000 (2007 SIL), increasing.
Milne Bay province: Makamaka district, Cape Vogel south coast, inland on Ruaba river.
Gapa, Paiwa. The Gapa dialect is spoken in the eastern part of the language area and the Paiwa dialect is spoken in the western part. They are mutually intelligible. Lexical similarity: 73% with Ghayavi [bmk] (Boyanai dialect most similar).
Latin script [Latn].
A number of well-educated people.