7,500 (Moore 2006). Ethnic population: 10,100 (2002 FUNASA).
Para, Amazonas, and Mato Grosso states; 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 Sai Cinza and those on the Roman Catholic mission on the Cururu occasionally use Portuguese. In many villages along the Cururu many men know trading vocabulary, many women know daily greetings.
Latin script [Latn].
Population formerly decimated by outsiders’ diseases and malaria, is presently growing. Traditional religion, Christian.