Quechua, Southern Pastaza

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A language of Peru

Alternate Names
Inga
Population

1,550 (2000). 20% monolinguals.

Location

North jungle, Anatico lake, Pastaza and Huasaga rivers; Ñucuray River and Manchari.

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Language Status

5 (Developing). Language of recognized nationality (1993, Constitution, Article 48).

Typology

SOV

Language Use

Home, work, play, church. All ages.

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

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