Quechua, Sihuas AncashPrint
6,500 (2002 SIL), decreasing. 3,000 monolinguals.
Ancash Region, Sihuas province, districts west of Sihuas river; north of Rupac river, south Quiches, Alfonso Ugarte, Huayllabamba, Sihuas, and west Ragash.
7 (Shifting). Language of recognized nationality (1993, Constitution, Article 48).
Rural daily life primarily among women over 40. Mainly older adults. Also use some Spanish [spa].