Quichua, Chimborazo Highland

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A language of Ecuador

Alternate Names
Ecuadorean Quechua, Kichwa, Kichwa de la Sierra, Quichua de Chimborazo, Quichua de la Sierra Chimborazo
Autonym
Kichwa Shimi, Runa Shimi
Population

800,000 (2010 UBS). Total Quichua in Ecuador: 408,000 (Crevels 2011). High percentage of monolinguals.

Location

Bolivar, Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, Los Ríos provinces; Tungurahua province: west of Ambato; central highlands.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

A member of macrolanguage Quechua [que].

Typology

SOV.

Language Development
Taught in primary schools. Literature. Dictionary. Grammar. Texts. Bible: 1989–2010.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.

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