L1 users: 2,000 (2000 SIL). Many monolinguals.
Madang province: southwest Mid-Ramu district, west Schrader range, west of the Kobon [kpw] language area.
SOV; postpositions (few); genitives precede noun heads; possessives, adjectives, numerals, relative clauses follow noun heads; postclitic demonstratives; suffixes; V, CV, VC, CVC.
Latin script [Latn].
Some similarities to Kalam languages due to borrowing (Comrie 1988). More loanwords from Kobon used in the northern area.