6,000 (2000 SIL).
Huancavelica region: northwest Castrovirreyna province; Ica region: northeast Chincha province; Lima region: southeast Yauyos province.
7 (Shifting). Recognized language (1999, Constitution, Article 48).
A member of macrolanguage Quechua [que].
Mainly older adults. Some also use Jaqaru [jqr].
A highly differentiated linguistic area; many single village varieties. Separate identity from Wanka, Junin, and Ayacucho Quechua.