Quechua, Cajatambo North Lima

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A language of Peru

Population

7,000 (2000 SIL), decreasing. 2,800 monolinguals.

Location

Northeast Lima Region, Copa, Cajatambo, Huancapón, and northern Manas districts; southeast Ancash Region, Pacllón, La Primavera, and Mangas (south of Llamac, east of Pativilca rivers) districts; also in Huanuco Region.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting). Recognized language (1993, Constitution, Article 48).

Dialects

None known. 74% intelligibility of Huamalíes Quechua [qvh]. A member of macrolanguage Quechua [que].

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Family, community. Mainly adults. 4,200 also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%.
Other Comments

Christian.