Aymara, Southern

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A language of Peru

Population

219,000 (2006).

Location

Tacna, Moquegua, and Puno regions, from Lake Titicaca toward the ocean.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous). Recognized language (1993, Constitution, Article 48).

Dialects

Important verb forms and vocabulary differences from Central Aymara [ayr]. Dialect intelligibility needs investigation in Tacna and Moquegua (Landerman 1982). A member of macrolanguage Aymara [aym].

Language Use

Also use Spanish [spa].