Though linguists have associated the Barbacoan languages with the
in the past, today they are believed to be distinct and comprise a language family of their
Barbacoan languages are spoken in southwestern Colombia and northern Ecuador.
The Andaqui language has also sometimes been classified as Barbacoan, although most linguists
consider it a language isolate. Another language recorded as "Moguex" is now thought to be an erroneous
compilation of words from two different languages, Guambiano and Paez.