Quechua, Margos-Yarowilca-Lauricocha

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A language of Peru

Population

83,400 (1993 census). 14,000 monolinguals. Ethnic population: 114,000 (1993 census).

Location

Southwest and south central Huánuco Region, Obas, Aparicio Pomares, Cahuac, Chavinillo, Chacabamba, Jacas Chico, Rondos, San Francisco de Asis, Jivia, Baños, Queropalca, Jesús, San Miguel de Cauri, Yarumayo, Margos, and San Pedro de Chaulán districts.

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Language Status

5 (Developing). Language of recognized nationality (1993, Constitution, Article 48).

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 90% with Panao [qxh], 85% with Corongo Ancash [qwa], Sihuas [qws], Monzón Ancash, North Junín [qvn], Ulcumayo Quechua.

Typology

SOV

Language Use

Vigorous. Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 10%. Literacy rate in L2: 62%. Radio programs. Dictionary. NT: 2003–2008.
Writing
Latin script.