800 in Brazil (2010 C. Luz). Most are monolingual. About evenly divided between northern and southern dialects. 15,700 for all Yanomam groups in Brazil (2006 FUNASA). Population total all countries: 900. Ethnic population: 1,200 (C. Luz).
Roraima, Mucajaí, upper Uraricaá and Paragua rivers. Also in Venezuela.
Northern Ninam (Shiriana, Uraricaa-Paragua), Southern Ninam (Mukajai, Shirishana).
All ages. Some children are beginning to learn Portuguese [por].
Distinct from the Arawakan Xiriâna [xir].