Quechua, Northern Conchucos Ancash

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A language of Peru

Alternate Names
Conchucos Quechua, Northern Conchucos Quechua
Population

250,000 (2002 SIL). 65,000 monolinguals (1994 census).

Location

East Ancash Region, Pomabamba to San Luis; northwest Huánuco department, Huarcrachuco; possibly north Marañon area.

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Language Status

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

Dialects

None known. Related to Southern Conchucos [qxo], Huamalíes [qvh], and Sihuas [qws]. A member of macrolanguage Quechua [que].

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Vigorous. Home, work, play. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 15%. Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%. Radio programs. NT: 2002–2006.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.