L1 users: 900 (Lynch and Crowley 2001). Ethnic population: 1,300.
Sanma province: Big Bay, Espiritu Santo island.
Slight dialect differences.
Potentially endangered (2000 D. Tryon). Some children are not learning the language. Most key domains. Used by 30% of children. Positive attitudes. Used as L2 by Sakao [sku].
Latin script [Latn].