Quechua, Chaupihuaranga

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A language of Peru

Alternate Names
Daniel Carrion, Yanahuanca Pasco Quechua
Population

20,500 (1972 census), decreasing. 8,200 monolinguals.

Location

West Pasco Region, Yanahuanca, Villcabamba, Tapoc, Chacayan, Paucar, San Pedro de Pillao, Goyllarisquizqa, and Chinche districts; sparsely populated high country, more densely populated valleys.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting). Recognized language (1999, Constitution, Article 48).

Dialects

Many related Quechua dialects intersect here: Junín [qvn], Ambo-Pasco [qva], Santa Ana de Tusi [qxt], Cajatambo [qvl], and Huamalies-Dos de Mayo Huanuco [qvh]. Further intelligibility studies may be needed. A member of macrolanguage Quechua [que].

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Home, community. Mainly adults. 12,300 also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: Below 20%.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].