Quechua, Southern Pastaza

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A language of Peru

Alternate Names
Inga
Population

1,550 (2000). 310 monolinguals.

Location

Loreto Region, Anatico lake, Pastaza and Huasaga rivers; Ñucuray River and Manchari.

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Language Status

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

Dialects

A member of macrolanguage Quechua [que].

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Home, work, play, church. All ages. 10% also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 5%–15%. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1997–2008.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Distinct from Northern Pastaza Quechua [qvz] of Peru and Ecuador.