L1 users: 1,000 (1995 SIL), decreasing. 1,130 Huitoto in Peru (Crevels 2007). Very few monolinguals. Total users in all countries: 7,800.
Loreto region: Ampiyacu, Napo, and Putumayo rivers; between Iquitos, Peru and Leticia, Colombia.
6b (Threatened). Recognized language (1993, Constitution, Article 48).
Latin script [Latn].