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