5910 (Crevels 2007). Ethnic population: 13,000 (Crevels 2007).
Urubamba, Camisea, Picha, Manu, Timpia, Tigompinia, Kompiroshiato, and Mishagua rivers.
5 (Developing). Language of recognized nationality (1993, Constitution, Article 48).
Most similar to Nomatsiguenga [not]. There are minor dialects.
Quechua and Spanish [spa] are replacing Machiguenga in some areas where children no longer acquire the language. Not endangered on the Manu River, where teachers from Urubamba River area are interested in implementing a formalized bilingual education program (2007). All ages.