20 (2001 S. van de Kerke). Ethnic population: 2,800 (DNPI 2001).
Lake Titicaca east; Apolo area; scattered on Mapiri-Kaka river in Karura, Candelaria, Tutilimundi, and Uyapi; Coroico river in Trapichiponte in KeleKelera; Pucasucho, Inca, Trinidad, Mulihuara, Chirimayo, Muiri, Ilipana Yuyo, Munaypata, Irimo, Correo, Santo Domingo.
Speakers 60 and older. Intentionally shifting to Apolo Quechua [qul].
Some folklore, dances, and music preserved. Previously reported extinct linguistically.