20,500 (1972 census), decreasing. 8,200 monolinguals.
West Pasco Region, Yanahuanca, Villcabamba, Tapoc, Chacayan, Paucar, San Pedro de Pillao, Goyllarisquizqa, and Chinche districts; sparsely populated high country, more densely populated valleys.
7 (Shifting). Language of recognized nationality (1999, Constitution, Article 48).
Home, community. Mainly adults. Some also use some Spanish [spa].