Quechua, Pacaraos

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A language of Peru

Population

250 (Adelaar 1992). Ethnic population: 900.

Location

Lima region: Pacaraos village.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

None known. Divergent lexically, morphologically, and phonologically from other Quechua. By its archaic features it occupies an important position relative to the reconstruction of Proto-Quechua. Lexical similarity: 94% with Huarí, Cajatambo [qvl], North Junín [qvn], and Carás Quechua. A member of macrolanguage Quechua [que].

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Mainly older adults.

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