L1 users: 300 (Wurm 2000). In 1990, 4,780 speakers were reported and language use was vigorous. The 1998 tsunami almost completely annihilated the population. Number of surviving speakers unlikely to exceed a few hundred (Wurm 2007).
Sandaun province: Aitape district, Sissano area.
Seriously endangered (2000 S. Wurm).
Latin script [Latn].