Quechua, Lambayeque

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A language of Peru

Alternate Names
Ferreñafe
Population

20,000 (1998 SIL).

Location

Lambayeque Region, Inkawasi, Kañaris, and Miracosta districts; Penachí and Santa Lucía communities; adjacent areas of Cajamarca and Piura.

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Language Status

5 (Developing). Recognized language (1993, Constitution, Article 48).

Dialects

Cañaris, Incahuasi. Lexical similarity: 94% with Cajamarca Quechua [qvc]. A member of macrolanguage Quechua [que].

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: Below 5%. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2005–2008.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].