Coat of Arms given by Philip II, representing the union between the Huancas and the Spaniards
|Regions with significant populations|
|Jauja Wanca Quechua,|
Huaylla Wanca Quechua, Spanish
|Roman Catholicism, traditional religion|
|Related ethnic groups|
|other Quechua peoples|
The southern branch of Huanca people are called the Wanka Waylla Quechua and Southern Huancayo Quechua. The Jauja Wanka are also called Wanka Jauja Quechua and Shawsha Wanka Quechua people. They gave their name to the Peruvian football team Deportivo Wanka.
After fierce fighting, the Huanca people were conquered by Pachacuti and incorporated into the Inca Empire. The Huanca helped the Spaniards during the conquest of Peru. They provided supplies and men to the Spanish army.