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Quichua, Tena Lowland

A language of Ecuador

ISO 639-3quw

Population  20,000 (1976 SIL).
Region  Eastern jungle, Tena, Arajuno, Shandia area.
Language map  Ecuador, reference number 19
Alternate names   Yumbo, Napo Kichwa
Dialects  Napo [qvo], Pastaza [qvz] and Tena [quw] Quichua understand each other’s spoken language, but not written texts.
Classification  Quechuan, Quechua II, B
A member of macrolanguage Quechua [que] (Peru).
Language use  Also use Spanish.
Language development  NT: 1972.
Comments  SOV. Swidden agriculturalists. Traditional religion, Christian.