7500 (Moore 2006). Ethnic population: 10,100 (2002 FUNASA).
Pará, Amazonas, middle and upper Tapajós and middle Madeira rivers. 22 villages.
Vigorous. Grasslands villages quite monolingual. Those in Jacareacanga have high proficiency in Portuguese [por], men more than women. In many villages along Cururu river, men know trading vocabulary, women know daily greetings.
Population formerly decimated by outsiders’ diseases and malaria, is presently growing. Traditional religion, Christian.