90,000 (1998 SIL), decreasing. 18,000 monolinguals. Ethnic population: 90,000.
Huanuco region: Ambo province, Huacar, San Francisco de Mosca, and San Rafael districts; Lima region; Pasco region: Pasco province, Chaupimarca, Huachón, Huariaca, Ninacaca, Pallanchacra, San Francisco de Asís de Yarusyacán, Simón Bolívar, Ticlacayán, Tinyahuarca, Vicco, and Yanacancha districts.
6b (Threatened). Recognized language (1993, Constitution, Article 48).
A member of macrolanguage Quechua [que].
Vigorous in isolated communities. Home, fields, community. All ages. Negative attitudes. Most also use Spanish [spa].
Latin script [Latn].
Traditional religion, Christian.