L1 users: 14,500 (2001 census). 2,200 urban; 12,300 rural. Ethnic population: 14,500. Total users in all countries: 14,580.
Amazonas state: Orinoco river south bank, inland from Paguasa river to Manapiare; into southwestern Bolívar state.
6b (Threatened). Statutory language of provincial identity in Amazonas and Bolivar states (2008, Indigenous Languages Law, Article 4), Language conserved to high degree due to strong ethnic identity.
Latin script [Latn].