Quichua, Chimborazo Highland

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A language of Ecuador

Population

800,000 (2010 UBS). High percentage of monolinguals.

Location

Central highlands, mainly Cotopaxi, Chimborazo, and Bolivar provinces; Tungurahua Province west of Ambato; very small border area, northwest Los Ríos Province.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

A member of macrolanguage Quechua [que].

Typology

SOV.

Language Development
Taught in primary schools. New media. Bible: 1989–2010.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.