200 in Colombia (Civallero 2008). Ethnic population: 750 (2001 Guía Etnográfica de Colombia). Total users in all countries: 217.
Vaupés department: 3 separate areas near Vaupes river, south and west of Mitu town.
None known. Lexical similarity: 90% with Desano [des], but the 2 languages diverge in their use of grammatical suffixes (Crevels 2007).
All also use Spanish [spa], and at least one other Tucanoan language.
Latin script [Latn].
Ethnic differences are important due to the system of exogamy, and persons are identified by L1 of father. Traditional religion, Christian.