30,000 (1996 SIL), increasing. Few monolinguals.
Papua Province, Lake Sentani area, about 30 villages. Scattered in Papua and other parts of Indonesia.
Central Sentani, East Sentani, West Sentani. Lexical similarity: 30% with Tabla [tnm].
Vigorous use in most families. All domains. Positive attitudes. Also use Indonesian [ind].
Ethnic autonym: Buyaka. Traditional religion, Christian.