1,000 in Peru (1995 SIL), decreasing. Very few monolinguals. 1,130 Huitoto in Peru (Crevels 2007). Population total all countries: 7,800.
Northeast, Ampiyacu, Putumayo, and Napo rivers; north of Amazon river between Iquitos, Peru and Leticia, Colombia south, Caquetá river north. Also in Colombia.
6b (Threatened). Language of recognized nationality (1993, Constitution, Article 48).
Christian, traditional religion.