Quechua, Southern Conchucos

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A language of Peru

Alternate Names
Conchucos Quechua, Quechua de Conchucos, Quechua del Callejón de Huaylas, Quechua del sur de Conchucos, Quechwa, Runa simi, South Conchucos Quechua, Southern Conchucos Ancash Quechua
Autonym
Quechua
Population

250,000 (1994 census), increasing. 80,000 monolinguals.

Location

Ancash region: Chavín, Llamellín, and San Luis; Huanuco region: Huacaybamba, Huacrachuco, Pinra and San Buenaventura districts; Marañon province: south.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

A member of macrolanguage Quechua [que].

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

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].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%. Taught in primary and secondary schools. Radio. TV. NT: 2002–2008.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.

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