3,500 (2007 SIL), increasing. Only older adults are monolingual. Ethnic population: 3,500.
Morobe Province, south of Umboi island, Siassi islands, Mandok, Malai, Aronai, Tuam, Mutu Malau, and Aramot; Yaga village on Umboi Island.
Malai, Oov/Mutu, Tuam.
Vigorous. Home, market, church. All ages. Positive attitudes.
Christian, traditional religion.