10,000 (2000 SIL), decreasing. No monolinguals.
Ancash region: Bolognesi province, Chiquián district, western Bolognesi west of Pativilca river and north of Llamac river; east Ocros, Corpanqui valley border. Western Ocros may be included, but the dialect is a bit different.
7 (Shifting). Recognized language (1999, Constitution, Article 48).
Home, work, community. Mainly adults. Many also use Spanish [spa].
Different identity from Huamalíes and Huaylas. Christian.