Quechua, Napo Lowland

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A language of Peru

Alternate Names
Kicho, Lowland Napo Quichua, Napo, Napo Kichua, Napo Lowland Quichua, Quijo, Quixo, Runa Shimi, Santa Rosa Quechua, Santarrosino, Yumbo
Population

10,000 in Peru (2009). Population total all countries: 24,000.

Location

Loreto Region, Napo river area, communities on the Putumayo; small enclave in eastern Madre de Dios Region.

Language Status

5 (Developing). Recognized language (1993, Constitution, Article 48).

Dialects

A member of macrolanguage Quechua [que].

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Orthography differs from that used in Ecuador. Radio programs. Dictionary. NT: 1988.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian.

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