Quechua, Corongo Ancash

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A language of Peru

Population

4,000 (2000 SIL), decreasing. 1,700 monolinguals (2000 SIL).

Location

Ancash region: Corongo province, Aco, Corongo, Cusca, La Pampa, and Yanac districts. Most in Aco and Cusca.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting). Recognized language (1993, Constitution, Article 48).

Dialects

None known. Most closely related to Huaylas [qwh] and Sihuas [qws] Quechua. Some contact with Sihuas, Northern Conchucos [qxn], and Huaylas by road. A member of macrolanguage Quechua [que].

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Family, community. Mainly older adults. Many also use Spanish [spa], especially the young.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 30%. Grammar.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Separate identity from Sihuas, Northern Conchucos, and Huaylas. Christian.

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