Quechua, Ambo-Pasco

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A language of Peru

Alternate Names
San Rafael-Huariaca Quechua
Population

90,000 (1998 SIL), decreasing. 18,000 monolinguals. Ethnic population: 90,000.

Location

Huanuco region: Ambo province, Huacar, San Francisco de Mosca, and San Rafael districts; Lima region; Pasco region: Pasco province, Chaupimarca, Huachón, Huariaca, Ninacaca, Pallanchacra, San Francisco de Asís de Yarusyacán, Simón Bolívar, Ticlacayán, Tinyahuarca, Vicco, and Yanacancha districts.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

A member of macrolanguage Quechua [que].

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Vigorous in isolated communities. Home, fields, community. All ages. Negative attitudes. Most also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. Literature. Radio. Dictionary. Texts. NT: 2017.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.

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