The Inga people are an indigenous ethnic group from the Southwest region of Colombia with a historical relation to the Incas.[citation needed]

They speak a dialect of Quechua known as Inga Kichwa. Almost all Inga people are bilingual in Inga and Spanish, which has caused fear that the Inga language might be an endangered language.[citation needed]

Many today live traditionally in Sibundoy Valley.[citation needed]

Francisco Tandioy Jansasoy is currently involved in the creation of an Inga–Spanish–English dictionary and accompanying pedagogic tri-lingual material for its use in universities and in the Inga-speaking communities of Colombia.[1] There has been significant linguistic and anthropological work done in the past 30 years pertaining to the Inga peoples.


  1. ^ CLACS, IU. "MLCP: Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies: Indiana University Bloomington". Retrieved 16 October 2017.