Quechua, Panao

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A language of Peru

Alternate Names
Pachitea Quechua, Panao runacuna, Quechua, Panao Huánuco
Population

50,000 (2002 SIL). 10,000 monolinguals.

Location

Huanuco region; northern Pasco region.

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Language Status

5 (Developing). Recognized language (1993, Constitution, Article 48).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 98% with Arequipa-La Unión [qxu], 96% with Cajatambo Quechua [qvl]. A member of macrolanguage Quechua [que].

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2009.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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