Quichua, Loja Highland

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A language of Ecuador

Alternate Names
Loja Quichua, Saraguro Quichua
Population

30,500 (2000).

Location

Northern Loja Province, in southern highlands. Many in Zamora.

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Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly similar to Cañar Highland Quichua [qxr]. A member of macrolanguage Quechua [que].

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Mainly older adults. Positive attitudes.

Language Development
Only standardized or Unified Quichua is taught formally.
Other Comments

Trend to see Unified Quichua as proper grammar. Traditional religion, Christian.