900 in Ecuador (2001 SIL), increasing. Many monolinguals. Population total all countries: 2,400. Ethnic population: 1,500.
Colombia and Ecuador border areas, Napo Province near Santa Rosa de Sucumbios, and down Aguarico river 130 km; Sucumbios Province. 5 main centers. Also in Colombia.
Variously classified as Chibchan with Western Tucanoan features (Ferndon, Borman), Barbacoan (J. Mason), or Jivaroan (Ruhlen 1987). Some Witotoan influences.
Traditional religion, Christian.