L1 users: 4,500 (Quick 2007).
Sulawesi Tengah province: Balaesang sub-district, Sibayu, Walandano, and other villages; scattered north to Dampal Utara district.
Pendau is the everyday language in their settlements. They use Indonesian [ind] with outside officials. Children’s education is in Indonesian (2007).
Latin script [Latn].
“Umalasa” is a Bugis [bug] exonym meaning ‘the sick ones’ with negative connotations. Muslim, Christian.