11,800 (2000 INALI). 1,500 monolinguals.
Oaxaca, Choapan district, Santiago Jocotepec municipality, San Pedro Tepinapa Ejidal, San Pedro Tepinapa Comunal (locally known as Monte de Oro), and Linda Vista; San Juan Petlapa municipality, Santa María Lovani, San Juan Toavela, and Santa Isabel Cajonos. Very remote.
Vigorous. All ages. Half of the population also use Spanish [spa].
All villages have less than 6 grades of primary school. Tepinapa Ejidal has 3 years of secondary school.