Quechua, Huaylla Wanca

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A language of Peru

Alternate Names
Huanca Huaylla Quechua, Southern Huancayo Quechua
Population

250,000 (2002 SIL).

Location

Huancayo and Concepción provinces, south Junin Region; also in Huancavelica and Lima regions.

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Language Status

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

Dialects

East Waylla, Waycha (Central Huancayo, Huaycha), West Waylla. A member of macrolanguage Quechua [que].

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Waycha dialect has few remaining speakers in Concepción. All ages. Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: Below 5%. Radio programs. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2006–2010.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].