L1 users: 1,000 (2011 SIL), decreasing. L2 users: 0. Few monolinguals. Ethnic population: 1,000.
Litoral province: South tip and Rio Benito, inland.
Decreasing in younger generation. Positive attitudes.
Unwritten [Qaax], projected development of Latin orthography in 2012.
One of 3 groups known as ‘semi-playeros’, who function well on the coast and in the jungle. Traditional religion.