Quechua, Huamalíes-Dos de Mayo Huánuco

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A language of Peru

Population

72,400 (2000). 20,000 monolinguals. Ethnic population: 80,000.

Location

Northwest Huanuco Region; San Martin Region, Tocache province.

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Language Status

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

Dialects

Huamalíes, Monzón, Northern Dos de Mayo. Lexical similarity: 96% with Margos-Yarowilca-Lauricocha Quechua [qvm]. A member of macrolanguage Quechua [que].

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

60,000 also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: Below 5%. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2003–2008.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].