L1 users: 4,450 (2001 census). Ethnic population: 11,200 (Crevels 2007). Total users in all countries: 7,358.
Anzoátegui, Bolívar, and Monagas states: Orinoco river mouth area; Guyana border; some in Delta Amacuro state.
6b (Threatened). Recognized language (2008, Indigenous Languages Law, Article 4).
Tabajari, Murato (Myrato, Western Carib). 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].