40 (2010 SIL). Ethnic population: 1,140 (2006 FUNASA).
Mato Grosso, confluence of Sangue and Juruena rivers, Japuira on the east bank of the Juruena between the Arinos and Sangue rivers, and Posto Escondido on the west bank of the Juruena 700 km north. 9 villages, 14 settlements.
A dying language. Bilingual in Portuguese [por]; the younger generation is more fluent (Crevels 2007).