||1,280 (2001 SIL).
||Milne Bay Province, Alotau District, Maramatana Local Government Area, East Cape facing Goodenough Bay, Wamawamana to Garuwahi, includes Taupota village.
Papua New Guinea, Map 17, reference number 807
||Probably a dialect chain with Wa’ema [wag] south and Wedau [wed] west. Lexical similarity: 81% with Topura village of Wedau, 69% with central Wedau, 76% with Wa’ema, 56% with Tawala [tbo], 53% with Maiwala [mum].
||Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Western Oceanic, Papuan Tip, Nuclear, North Papuan Mainland-D’Entrecasteaux, Are-Taupota, Taupota
||A few use Tawala or Wedau.