Quechua, Margos-Yarowilca-Lauricocha

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A language of Peru

Alternate Names
Dos de Mayo Quechua, Ketchwa, Quechua Margos, Quechua de Margos, Quechua de Margos-Cauri-Chavinillo Huanuco
Autonym
Quechua, Runa Shimi
Population

83,400 (1993 census). 14,000 monolinguals. Ethnic population: 114,000 (1993 census).

Location

Huanuco region: Aparicio Pomares, Baños, Cahuac, Chacabamba, Chavinillo, Jacas Chico, Jesús, Jivia, Margos, Rondos, San Francisco de Asis, San Pedro de Chaulán, Obas, Queropalca, San Miguel de Cauri, and Yarumayo districts.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 90% with Panao [qxh], 85% with Corongo Ancash [qwa], Sihuas [qws], Monzón Ancash, North Junín [qvn], Ulcumayo Quechua. A member of macrolanguage Quechua [que].

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Vigorous. Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 10%. Literacy rate in L2: 62%. Radio. Dictionary. NT: 2003–2008.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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