500 in Suriname (Crevels 2007). Population total all countries: 850. Ethnic population: 500 (Crevels 2007).
Southwest Marowijne District, upper Tapanahoni river; northwest of Trio [tri] language settlements on Lawa and Tapanahoni rivers. Also in Brazil, French Guiana.
Partially intelligible of Apalaí [apy].
Actively spoken in geographically distant and isolated villages (2007). Sranantongo [srn] is used in trade relations (Crevels 2007).