Quechua, South Bolivian

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A language of Bolivia

Alternate Names
Central Bolivian Quechua, Quechua Boliviano
Population

1,610,000 in Bolivia (2014 UNSD). Total users in all countries: 1,615,120.

Location

Cochabamba, Chuquisaca, Oruro departments; La Paz department: except Franz Tamayo, Apolo area; mainly Potosí department; Tarija department.

Language Status

5 (Developing). Recognized language (2009, Constitution, Article 5(1)).

Dialects

Sucre, Cochabamba, Oruro, Potosí, Chuquisaca, Northwest Jujuy. A member of macrolanguage Quechua [que].

Typology

SOV.

Language Development
Dictionary. Bible: 1986–1993.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.

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