L1 users: 170 (2002 census). 10 monolinguals. Ethnic population: 220.
Zulia state: north Sierra de Perija.
6b (Threatened). Recognized language (2008, Indigenous Languages Law, Article 4).
None known. Not inherently intelligible with other Carib languages of the area (1973 M. Durbin). Lexical similarity: 60% with Yukpa [yup] (2009 W. Largo and J. Morales).
Possibly came from the Yukpas in central Colombia.