10,000 (2005 R. Westerveld). 1,500 Iwalaqamalje, 1,500 Gwase, 7,000 Hiqwaye, Hiqwase, Yeqwangilje.
Morobe Province, Hiqwaye, Hiqwase, and Yeqwangilje; Gulf Province, Gwase; Eastern Highlands Province, Iqwalaqamalje.
All domains. Also use Tok Pisin [tpi] as trade language with outsiders.
5 ethnic groups: Iwalaqamalje, Hiqwaye, Hiqwase, Gwase, Heqwangilye. Christian.