2,500 in Colombia (2000 SIL). All ethnic Tunebos: 7,010 (Crevels 2007).
Boyacá and Arauca departments, north slopes of Sierra Nevada de Cocuy; Satocá, Calafita, Tegría (Boyacá), Cobaría (Boyacá). Also in Venezuela.
A taboo on the use of paper for writing was observed at one time.