Quichua, Napo

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A language of Peru

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

10,000 in Peru (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). Recognized language (1993, Constitution, Article 48).

Dialects

A member of macrolanguage Quechua [que].

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Also use Spanish [spa].

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

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian.

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