Quechua, North Junín

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A language of Peru

Alternate Names
Junín Quechua, Tarma-Junín Quechua
Population

60,000 (1998). 7,000 monolinguals (1972 census).

Location

North Junin Region, Junín, Carhuamayo, Ondores, and San Pedro de Cajas districts, southeast of Pasco; also in Pasco and Lima regions.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened). Recognized language (1993, Constitution, Article 48).

Dialects

2 dialects in Tarma Province which differ from Junín town variety. Lexical similarity: 97% with Cajatambo [qvl], 96% with Arequipa-La Unión Quechua [qxu]. A member of macrolanguage Quechua [que].

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: Below 5%. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1997–2008.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].