6,000 in Guyana (2000 J. Forte). Ethnic population: 6,900 (Crevels 2007). Total users in all countries: 12,500.
East Berbice-Corentyne and Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo regions: southwest, south of the Kanuku mountains, a few villages northwest of the Waiwai [waw] language area.
Amariba. Lexical similarity: 10% with Mapidian [mpw].
Latin script [Latn].
Traditional religion, Christian.