Quechua, Yauyos

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A language of Peru

Population

6,500 (2003 SIL).

Location

Lima Region, Yauyos province; Ica Region, north Chincha province; Huancavelica Region, northeast Castrovirreyna province.

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Language Status

8a (Moribund). Language of recognized nationality (1999, Constitution, Article 48).

Dialects

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

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. High proficiency in Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: Below 5%.