Quechua, Southern Conchucos AncashPrint
250,000 (1994 census), increasing. 80,000 monolinguals. L2 users: Health workers and teachers.
East Ancash Region, Chavín to San Luis to Llamellín; northwest Huanuco Region, Huacaybamba, Huacrachuco, San Buenaventura, and Pinra districts; much of southern Marañon province.
5 (Developing). Recognized language (1993, Constitution, Article 48).
A member of macrolanguage Quechua [que].
Vigorous in most but not all communities. Spanish-speaking health workers and teachers learn Quechua to communicate. All domains, local administration, written and oral interpretation of Spanish [spa] in church, oral use in commerce labor relations, and health centers. Positive attitudes. 20 also use English [eng]. 170,000 also use Spanish [spa].
Latin script [Latn].
Christian (Roman Catholic), traditional religion.