L1 users: 800 (2010 C. Luz). About evenly divided between northern and southern dialects. 15,700 for all Yanomam groups in Brazil (2006 FUNASA). Most are monolingual. Ethnic population: 1,200 (C. Luz). Total users in all countries: 900.
Roraima state: Mucajaí, Paragua, Roraima, and upper Uraricaá rivers.
Southern Ninam (Mukajai, Shirishana), Northern Ninam (Shiriana, Uraricaa-Paragua).
Latin script [Latn], no longer in use.
Distinct from the Arawakan Xiriâna [xir].