Quechua, North Bolivian

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A language of Bolivia

Alternate Names
North La Paz Quechua
Population

116,000 in Bolivia (1978 census), increasing. 18,500 monolingual.

Location

Apolo region, La Paz Department. Also in Peru.

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Language Status

2 (Provincial). Statutory provincial language in Apolo region, La Paz Department (2009, Constitution, Article 5(1)). Language of recognized nationality (1993, Constitution, Article 48).

Dialects

Apolo, Charazani, Chuma.

Typology

SOV

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains, religious services, commerce, and labor. Positive attitudes. 65,649 bilinguals in Spanish [spa], 32,382 trilinguals in Aymara [ayr] and Spanish.

Language Development
Some bilingual education. Newspapers. Radio programs. TV. NT: 1985.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Christian.