Quichua, Napo

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A language of Peru

Alternate Names
Kicho, Kichua, Lowland Napo Quichua, Napo, Napo Kichua, Napo Kichwa, Napo Lowland Quechua, Napo Lowland Quichua, Santa Rosa Quechua, Santarrosino, Yumbo
Autonym
Napo Kichwa shimi, Runa Shimi
Population

10,000 (2009). Total users in all countries: 24,000.

Location

Loreto region: Napo river area, communities on the Putumayo; Madre de Dios region: small enclave east.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

A member of macrolanguage Quechua [que].

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Orthography differs from that used in Ecuador. Literature. Radio. Dictionary. NT: 1988.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian.

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