1,300 in Colombia (Civallero 2008). Population total all countries: 1,550. Ethnic population: 1,900 (2004 DNP).
Casanare, Vichadad, Meta, and Arauca departments, upstream from confluence of Meta and Casanare rivers.
In the Orocué area the language is only conserved to a high degree among elderly women; others understand Sáliba but no longer express themselves in the language (Crevels 2007). Older adults. Also use Spanish [spa].
Latin script [Latn].