12 (1986 SIL). Ethnic population: 1,800 (2001).
Petén department: north of Lake Petén Itzá.
8b (Nearly extinct). Recognized language (2003, Law of National Languages, Decree 19).
The ethnic group retains indigenous identity. 60 bilingual non-fluent speakers (1991 A. Hofling). The ethnic group in Belize now speaks Spanish [spa]. Older adults.