18,000 in Colombia (Civallero 2008). Dispersed in various regions; adopted commerce as a survival strategy (Crevels 2007). Population total all countries: 22,000.
Northwest Putumayo and southeast Narino departments; some in Cauca Department, Piamonte and Santa Rosa municipalities; 1,000 in Bogotá, some in regional capitals.
Aponte Inga, San Andrés Inga, Santiago Inga. Partially intelligible with Imbabura Quichua [qvi] of Ecuador. Aponte Inga dialect is most distinct.
Latin script [Latn].