Quichua, Calderón Highland

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A language of Ecuador

Alternate Names
Calderón Quichua, Cayambe Quichua, Kichwa, Pichincha Quichua, Quichua de la Sierra Cayambe
Autonym
Kichwa Shimi, Runa Shimi
Population

25,000 (1987 SIL). Ethnic population: 35,000 (2000). Total Quichua in Ecuador: 408,000 (Crevels 2011).

Location

Cotopaxi province and Napo provinces; Pichincha province: Calderon, Cayambe and Quito areas.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

None known. Distinct from Chimborazo [qug], Imbabura [qvi], and Salasaca [qxl]. A member of macrolanguage Quechua [que].

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Shifting to Spanish [spa]. Home. All ages.

Language Development
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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