5,520 in Venezuela (2001 census). Population total all countries: 5,950. Ethnic population: 6,520.
Bolivar and Amazonas states, Brazilian border area on mid-Paragua, Caura, Erebato, upper Ventuari, upper Auaris, Matacuni, Cuntinamo, Padamo, and Cunucunuma rivers. Also in Brazil.
Children becoming bilingual in Spanish [spa] but most adults hardly speak any Spanish (Crevels 2007).