||20,000 (1995 SIL).
||South Maluku, Kisar Island northeast of Timor Island, 19 villages; Roma Island, Hila and Likagraha (Solath) villages; Wetar Island, Amau, Naumatan, Hi’ai; Ambon City, Dili, and Kupang.
Indonesia, Nusa Tenggara and Southwestern Maluku
||Not related to Oirata [oia], which has sometimes been called a dialect.
||Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Central Malayo-Polynesian, Timor, Extra-Ramelaic, East, Luang-Kisar, Kisar
||Trade language. Used as L2 by a few Oirata on Kisar Island.
||Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. Bible portions: 1997.
||Called Yotowawa or Meher locally. Christian.