Quichua, Northern Pastaza

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A language of Ecuador

Alternate Names
Alama, Bobonaza Quichua, Canelos Quichua, Pastaza Quichua, Sarayacu Quichua
Population

8,000 in Ecuador (2007), decreasing. 15% monolingual. Population total all countries: 10,000.

Location

Pastaza Province, eastern jungle along Bobonaza and Conambo rivers. Also in Peru.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Tigre Quechua.

Typology

SOV

Language Use

Home, community, religion. All ages. Negative attitudes. Most also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 15%. Literacy rate in L2: 40% in Spanish. Any teaching done in Quichua uses Unified Quichua rather than the L1. NT: 1992–2009.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Distinct from Southern Pastaza Quechua [qup] of Peru. Spanish [spa] is used for education. Traditional religion, Christian.

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