200 in Colombia (Civallero 2008). Population total all countries: 217. Ethnic population: 750 (2001 Guía Etnográfica de Colombia).
Vaupés Department, Paca and Vina rivers. Also in Brazil.
Lexical similarity: 90% with Desano [des], but the 2 languages diverge in their use of grammatical suffixes (Crevels 2007).
All also use at least one other Tucanoan language or Spanish [spa].
Ethnic differences are important due to the system of exogamy, and persons are identified by L1 of father. Traditional religion, Christian.