1,500 (2000 A. Chemhey). 600 monolinguals. Ethnic population: 1,500 (2000).
Alto Paraná department: Micro Centro; Central department: Comunidad Maka (Corumba Kue); Cordillera department; possibly Itapúa department, Ita Paso; Presidente Hayes department: Villa Hayes and Kenkukek; San Pedro department; Paraguai river, northeast of Asuncion.
Vigorous. Older adults and preschool children monolingual. Home, village, church. All ages. Positive attitudes. Strong cultural cohesion and strong language identity. Also use Spanish [spa], especially among men.
Latin script [Latn].