1,100 in Colombia (2011 SIL), increasing. Few monolinguals. Population total all countries: 1,150. Ethnic population: 690 (2004 DNP).
Upper Paca river (tributary of the Papurí river), Caño Yi river (tributary of the Vaupes river), and Caño Tuy river (tributary of the Vaupés river). Also in Brazil.
Marriage patterns require spouses to be from different language groups. Children speak the languages of both parents and grandparents, but identify with the father’s language. Ethnic autonym: Wajiara, fish people. Yuriti and Juriti are incorrect spellings.