4,450 in Venezuela (2001 census). Population total all countries: 7,358. Ethnic population: 11,200 (Crevels 2007).
Anzoategui, Bolivar, and Monagas states, northeast near Orinoco river mouth, small enclave on Guyana border; some in Delta Amacuro State.
Murato (Myrato, Western Carib), Tabajari. Eastern dialect primarily in eastern Suriname and in French Guiana and Brazil; western dialect in central and western areas of Suriname and in Guyana and Venezuela.
Many in the ethnic group speak Carib but lack intergenerational transmission (Crevels 2007). Home. All ages.
Latin script [Latn].