L1 users: 11,500 (1998 SIL), increasing. 7,000 Rawa and 4,500 Karo.
Madang province. Rai Coast district (Karo dialect), Upper Ramu district (Rawa dialect); dialects on opposite sides of Finisterre Range.
Latin script [Latn].
People report Rawa and Karo dialects seem to be drifting apart. Christian, traditional religion.