Quechua, Sihuas AncashPrint
L1 users: 6,500 (2002 SIL), decreasing. 3,000 monolinguals.
Ancash region: Sihuas province, districts west of Sihuas river; Alfonso Huayllabamba, Sihuas, and west Ragash north of Rupac river, south Quiches, and Ugarte.
7 (Shifting). Recognized language (1993, Constitution, Article 48).
Rural daily life primarily among women over 40. Mainly older adults. Many also use Spanish [spa].