18,000 in Colombia (Civallero 2008). Dispersed in various regions; adopted commerce as a survival strategy (Crevels 2007). Population total all countries: 22,000.
Sibundoy valley, Santiago area, San Andrés and Colón; Aponte, Department of Nariño. 1,000 in Bogotá, some in regional capitals. Also in Venezuela.
Aponte Inga, San Andrés Inga, Santiago Inga. Partially intelligible with Imbabura Quichua [qvi] of Ecuador. Aponte Inga dialect is most distinct.