720 (Moore 2006). Ethnic population: 720 (Moore 2006).
Northwest Mato Grosso, along Porto Velho-Cuiabá highway about 300 km. 10 villages.
Alaketesu, Alatesu, Anunsu, Galera, Hahaintesu, Halotesu, Khithaulhu, Manduka, Sarare, Saxwentesu, Serra Azul, Waikisu, Wakalitesu, Wasusu.
Vigorous. Positive attitudes. Some also use Portuguese [por].
Manduca are semi-integrated. Population reduced from 10,000 to 600 in 1920s, 1930s, and 1950s by measles and other epidemics. Settlers from outside bring in agriculture, lumber, and mining which threaten the Nambikuára way of life. Manairisu is a subgroup. Traditional religion, Christian.