8,000 (2000 SIL), increasing. Ethnic population: 12,000 (2000 E. Kindberg).
San Marcos department.
6b (Threatened). Recognized language (2003, Law of National Languages, Decree 19).
Vigorous. All ages. In a survey of 80 people in 2000, many children actively used it. Neutral attitudes. Also use Spanish [spa].
Latin script [Latn].
Traditional religion, Christian.