Kuanua is spoken by the Tolai people of Papua New Guinea, who live on the Gazelle Peninsula in East New Britain Province. Kuanua language is often referred to as Tolai. However, Tolai is actually the name of the cultural group. The Tolai people refer to their language as A Tinata Tuna, which translates as (The Real Language.) Unlike many languages in Papua New Guinea, Kuanua is a healthy language and not in danger of dying out to Tok Pisin, although even Kuanua suffers from a surfeit of loanwords from Tok Pisin, e.g. the original word vilivil (for bicycle) has replaced the former aingau. It is considered a prestigious language and is the primary language of communication in the two major centers of East New Britain: Kokopo and Rabaul. The Kuanua Bible which is commonly referred to as A Buk Tabu: A Maulana Kunubu ma A Kalamana Kunubu (Bible: The Old Testament and the New Testament) is the common bible used by the Tolai people.