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Quichua, Loja Highland

A language of Ecuador

ISO 639-3qvj

Population  30,500 (2000).
Region  Northern area of Loja Province in southern highlands. Large numbers now live in Zamora.
Language map  Ecuador, reference number 11
Alternate names   Loja Quichua, Saraguro Quichua
Dialects  Similar to CaƱar Highland Quichua [qxr].
Classification  Quechuan, Quechua II, B
A member of macrolanguage Quechua [que] (Peru).
Language use  Mainly older adults. Positive attitude.
Language development  Only standardized or Unified Quichua is taught formally.
Comments  SOV. Traditional religion, Christian.