Language Data

  • Alternate names: Catio, Embena, Eyabida, Katio; Also, in Panama: Catío, Embena, Epera, Katio
  • Scriptures published:
    • Portions (1975 — 2012)
  • Literacy: Literacy rate in first language: Below 1% in Emberá-Catío. Literacy rate in second language(s): 5%--15%. A few also use Spanish [spa]
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Colombia
  • Region: Antioquia, Córdoba, and Chocó departments; upper Sinu, San Jorge, San Pedro, and Murri rivers
  • Also used in: Panama
  • Religion: No information available.
  • Number of users: 15,040 (15,000 in Colombia; 40 in Panama (1982 SIL))
  • Vitality: Vigorous

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)