L1 users: 2,600 (Gómez-Rendón 2008). No monolinguals.
Cotopaxi province: Latacunga canton; Tungurahua province: Santiago de Pillaro canton, border area.
Imbabura Media Lengua, Cotopaxi Media Lengua. Dialectal variations are most noticeable in the pronunciation of the Quichua elements which are based on the surrounding Quichua dialects, in this case northern and central varieties.
Quichua systemic elements (phonology and morphosyntax) with Spanish lexicon.
Used only within the speech community on an informal basis (2015 J. Stewart). All ages in Angla, but only those 35 and over in Pijal (Gómez-Rendón 2008). Negative attitudes. Also use Spanish [spa].
Latin script [Latn].
No longer spoken in Cotopaxi (Shappeck 2011).