6,000 (2000 SIL).
Ica Region, northeast Chincha province; Huancavelica Region, northwest Castrovirreyna province; Lima Region, southeast Yauyos province.
7 (Shifting). Language of recognized nationality (1999, Constitution, Article 48).
Mainly older adults. Some have contact with Jaqaru [jqr].
A highly differentiated linguistic area; many single village varieties. Separate identity from Wanka, Junin, and Ayacucho Quechua.