Quechua, Southern ConchucosPrint
250,000 (1994 census), increasing. 80,000 monolinguals.
Ancash region: Chavín, Llamellín, and San Luis; Huanuco region: Huacaybamba, Huacrachuco, Pinra and San Buenaventura districts; Marañon province: south.
5 (Developing). Recognized language (1993, Constitution, Article 48).
A member of macrolanguage Quechua [que].
Vigorous in most but not all communities. Spanish-speaking health workers and teachers learn Quechua to communicate. All domains, local administration, written and oral interpretation of Spanish [spa] in church, oral use in commerce labor relations, and health centers. Positive attitudes. Most also use Spanish [spa]. A few also use English [eng].
Latin script [Latn].
Christian, traditional religion.