Quechua, Chincha

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A language of Peru

Population

6,000 (2000 SIL).

Location

Ica Region, northeast Chincha province; Huancavelica Region, northwest Castrovirreyna province; Lima Region, southeast Yauyos province.

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Language Status

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

Dialects

A member of macrolanguage Quechua [que].

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Mainly older adults. Some have contact with Jaqaru [jqr].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: Below 5%.
Other Comments

A highly differentiated linguistic area; many single village varieties. Separate identity from Wanka, Junin, and Ayacucho Quechua.