L1 users: 30 (Wurm 2000), decreasing. Ethnic population: 250 (2015 J. Brownie).
New Ireland province: Tench (Enus) island, Kavieng.
8b (Nearly extinct).
Seriously endangered (2000 D. Tryon; 2000 S. Wurm). Shifting to Mussau-Emira [emi] and Tok Pisin [tpi]. Very few claim to speak Tenis well. Marriages largely cross-linguistic. Children in Kavieng tend not to learn Tenis. All also use Tok Pisin [tpi]. Most also use English [eng]. Many also use Mussau-Emira [emi] (Wurm 2007).