122,000 in Colombia (Civallero 2008). Population total all countries: 321,000. Ethnic population: 144,000 (Crevels 2007).
Guajira peninsula, Caribbean coast. Also in Venezuela.
One of the most vigorously spoken indigenous languages in South America (Crevels 2007). Positive attitudes. Many, especially younger generations, understand and speak Spanish [spa] fluently (Crevels 2007).