6,000 in Brazil (2008 CTI). Most children, women and elders are monolingual (Crevels 2007). Population total all countries: 15,050.
Southwestern Paraná, southeastern São Paulo, Santa Catarina, Rio Grande do Sul, Espíritu Santo, Minas Gerais. 35 villages in 7 states. Also in Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay.
Baticola, Tambéopé. Lexical similarity: 75% with Paraguayan Guaraní [gug].
Some are relatively fluent in Portuguese [por] (Crevels 2007).