|Kichwa Shimi, Runa Shimi|
|Country||Ecuador, Colombia, Peru|
|(1.209 million cited 1991–2010)|
|Area||South and east of Ambato in Tungurahua Province. Spoken in 17 towns in the Salasaca area, not counting other varieties of Quichua. Varieties spoken in Cotopaxi and the rest of Tungurahua, large towns around Ambato, are not called Salasaca. See Chimborazo Highland Quichua [qug].|
Distribution of Quechua sub-groups. Kichwa is shown in light blue (II B).