Quechua, Yauyos

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A language of Peru

Population

6,500 (2003 SIL).

Location

Huancavelica region: northeast Castrovirreyna province; Ica region: north Chincha province; Lima region: Yauyos province.

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Language Status

8a (Moribund). Recognized language (1999, Constitution, Article 48).

Dialects

San Pedro de Huacarpana, Apurí, Madean-Viñac (Madeán), Azángaro-Huangáscar-Chocos (Huangáscar), Cacra-Hongos, Tana-Lincha (Lincha), Tomás-Alis (Alis), Huancaya-Vitis, Laraos. Not 1 language–a cover term for a highly differentiated linguistic area with many 1-village varieties. A member of macrolanguage Quechua [que].

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Monolinguals in Chincha area, primarily older women. High bilingualism with Spanish throughout the area (2000 SIL). Possibly 1,200 older adult users. Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: Below 5%.
Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].