4,450 in Venezuela (2001 census). Population total all countries: 7,358. Ethnic population: 11,200 (Crevels 2007).
Monagas and Anzoategui states, northeast near Orinoco river mouth, some in Bolivar state, just south of Orinoco. Also in Brazil (Galibi), French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname.
Murato (Myrato, Western Carib), Tabajari. Eastern dialect primarily in eastern Suriname and in French Guiana and Brazil; western dialect in central and western areas of Suriname and in Guyana and Venezuela.
Many in the ethnic group speak Carib but lack intergenerational transmission (2007). Home. All ages.