960 in Brazil (1995 SIL). Population total all countries: 3,420. Ethnic population: 1,530 (Moore 2006).
Northwestern Amazonas, Terra Indígena Alto Rio Negro, region along the border with Colombia, sixty communities and sites along the margins of the Tiquié river and its tributaries. Also in Colombia.
Lexical similarity: 90% with Siriano [sri].
Whistle speech reported
The people generally use Tucano [tuo] instead of Desano.