4,610 in Venezuela (2000). 500 Sanumá in Venezuela. Population total all countries: 5,070.
Amazonas and Bolivar states, along Caura, Erebato, and Ventuari rivers; along Upper Auaris west to upper Padamo river area. Also in Brazil.
Cobari (Cobariwa, Kobali), Yanoma (Kohoroxitari).
Percentage of monolinguals is still relatively high (2007). Up to 25% are bilingual in Maquiritari [mch] (Crevels 2007).