Quechua, Corongo Ancash

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A language of Peru

Population

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

Location

North 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. 2,300 also use Spanish [spa]. Mainly young.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 30%. Grammar.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

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