15,000 (2000 census).
Central province: Bereina district, Hall Sound shores between Yule island and mainland, northwest of Port Moresby.
Waima, Paitana, Roro. Roro and Paitana populations smaller and scattered. Lexical similarity: 45% with Kuni [kse] (most similar), 99% among all 3 dialects. All agree Waima is the main dialect.
Home, traditional ceremonies, play, public meetings, religious services.
Latin script [Latn].