90,000 (1998 SIL), decreasing. 20% monolinguals. Ethnic population: 90,000.
Huánuco Region, Ambo Province, Huacar, San Francisco de Mosca, and San Rafael districts. 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). Language of recognized nationality (1993, Constitution, Article 48).
Vigorous in isolated communities; used by very few as L2. Home, fields, community. All ages. Negative attitudes. Also use Spanish [spa].
Christian, traditional religion.