9,650 (2000 SIL), increasing. Few, if any, monolinguals (2000). 2000 census lists 7,010 who use the language in the home. Ethnic population: 9,650.
New Mexico, south McKinley County Reservation, south of Gallup.
Some children raised to speak the language (1998). Slowly shifting to English [eng]. Home, traditional tribal council meetings, all religious ceremonies, and occasionally in religious services. Mainly adults. Positive attitudes.