1,300 (Civallero 2008). Ethnic population: 1,900 (2004 DNP). Total users in all countries: 1,550.
Arauca, Casanare, Meta, and Vichadad departments: upstream from confluence of Meta and Casanare rivers.
In the Orocué area the language is only conserved to a high degree among elderly women; others understand Sáliba but no longer express themselves in the language (Crevels 2007). Older adults. Also use Spanish [spa].
Latin script [Latn].