15,000 in Colombia (1992 SIL). Population total all countries: 15,040. 13,500 monolinguals. Ethnic population: Total Emberá in Colombia: 71,000 (Arango Ochoa and Sánchez Gutierrez 1998).
Antioquia, Cordoba, and Choco departments; upper Sinu, San Jorge, San Pedro, and Murri rivers.
Also use Spanish [spa].
Latin script [Latn].
Catio is sometimes used for other Chocoan groups.