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Quechua, Napo Lowland

A language of Peru

ISO 639-3qvo

Population  8,000 in Peru. Population total all countries: 14,000.
Region  Napo River region; communities on the Putumayo; Madre de Dios. Also in Colombia, Ecuador.
Language maps  Peru, reference number 54
Peru, reference number 54
Alternate names   Kicho, Lowland Napo Quichua, Napo, Napo Kichua, Napo Lowland Quichua, Quijo, Quixo, Runa Shimi, Santa Rosa Quechua, Santarrosino, Yumbo
Classification  Quechuan, Quechua II, B
A member of macrolanguage Quechua [que] (Peru).
Language use  Official language. Also use Spanish.
Language development  Orthography differs from that used in Ecuador. Radio programs. Dictionary. NT: 1988.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  SOV. Christian.

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Language name   Quichua, Napo Lowland
Population  Undetermined number in Colombia.
Region  Putumayo River.
Language map  Southern Colombia
Alternate names  Lowland Napo Quechua


Language name   Quichua, Napo Lowland
Population  6,000 in Ecuador (2006), increasing.
Region  Eastern jungle along the Napo, Aguarico, and Putomayo rivers, concentrated near schools.
Language map  Ecuador, reference number 13
Alternate names  Ingano, Lowland Napo Quichua, Napo Quichua
Dialects  Santa Rosa Quechua.
Language use  Official language. Stable use in completely Quichua areas, more bilingual where Spanish is needed. Outside landowners and their families, priests, and nuns learn Quichua. Home, community. All ages. Negative language attitude.
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 25%. Literacy rate in L2: 60%. Orthography differs from that used in Peru. Taught in secondary schools.
Comments  ‘Ingano’ is a name for all lowland Quichua. Schools use Spanish. Locations along the Putomayo River are not confirmed. Swidden agriculturalists. Traditional religion, Christian.