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Quichua, Northern Pastaza

A language of Ecuador

ISO 639-3qvz

Population  8,000 in Ecuador (2007), decreasing. Population total all countries: 10,000.
Region  Eastern jungle along Bobonaza and Conambo rivers, Pastaza Province. Also in Peru.
Language map  Ecuador, reference number 14
Alternate names   Alama, Bobonaza Quichua, Canelos Quichua, Pastaza Quichua, Sarayacu Quichua
Dialects  Tigre Quechua.
Classification  Quechuan, Quechua II, B
A member of macrolanguage Quechua [que] (Peru).
Language use  Home, community, religion. All ages. Negative language attitude. Most also use Spanish.
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 15%. Literacy rate in L2: 40%. NT: 1992.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  Distinct from Southern Pastaza Quechua [qup] of Peru. SOV. Swidden agriculturalists. Traditional religion, Christian.

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Peru

Language name   Quichua, Northern Pastaza
Population  2,000 in Peru.
Region  Alamos, Tigre River.
Language map  Peru, reference number 58
Alternate names  Alama, Bobonaza, Tigre Quechua
Language use  Official language.
Comments  Distinct from Southern Pastaza Quechua [qup].