L1 users: 15,700 (2000). Total users in all countries: 19,700.
Amazonas state: Orinoco-Mavaca area; Eastern dialect: Parima mountains, east of Batau river; Western dialect: Manaviche, Ocamo, and upper Orinoco rivers, Padamo river basin; south of Orinoco river, Cauaburi and Marania rivers’ headwaters; large villages in Siapa river area south.
5 (Developing). Recognized language (2008, Indigenous Languages Law, Article 4).
Eastern Yanomami (Parima), Western Yanomami (Padamo-Orinoco). Cobari dialect is easily intelligible of the others.
Latin script [Latn].