Quichua, Santiago del EsteroPrint
60,000 (2000 SIL), decreasing. No monolinguals. Ethnic population: 60,000.
Chaco province; Santiago del Estero province: Figueroa, Moreno, Robles, Sarmiento, Brigadier J. F. Ibarra, San Martín, Silipica, Loreto, Atamisqui, Avellaneda, Salavina, Quebrachos, Mitre, and Aguirre departments; perhaps Buenos Aires and Salta provinces.
None known. Lexical similarity: 81% with Bolivian or other Quechua. A member of macrolanguage Quechua [que].
Vigorous. Increased use by media, musical groups. Chair of Quichua in the National University. Positive attitudes. Most also use Spanish [spa].
Latin script [Latn].
Christian, traditional religion.