Quechua, Pacaraos

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A language of Peru

Population

250 (Adelaar 1992). Ethnic population: 900.

Location

East central Lima Region, Pacaraos village.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting). Recognized language (1999, Constitution, Article 48).

Dialects

None known. Divergent lexically, morphologically, and phonologically from other Quechua. By its archaic features it occupies an important position relative to the reconstruction of Proto-Quechua. Lexical similarity: 94% with Huarí, Cajatambo [qvl], North Junín [qvn], and Carás Quechua. A member of macrolanguage Quechua [que].

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Mainly older adults.