Quechua, Cajatambo North Lima

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A language of Peru

Population

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

Location

Ancash region: Pacllón, La Primavera, and Mangas (south of Llamac, east of Pativilca rivers) districts; Huanuco region; Lima region: Cajatambo, Copa, Huancapón, and northern Manas districts.

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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. Many also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 25%.
Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Christian.

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