Caranqui language

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Caranqui
Cara
Imbaya (Imbabura)
Region Ecuador
Extinct 18th century?
Barbacoan?
  • Southern?
    • Caranqui
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Linguist list
qnj
Glottolog imba1237  (Imbabura)[1]
kara1506  (Kara)[2]

Caranqui, or Cara (Kara), is an extinct, probably Barbacoan language of Ecuador.

Caranqui was replaced by Quechua, perhaps surviving as late as the 18th century. It seems in turn to have influenced Imbabura Quechua. There are similarities between Caranqui and the Barbacoan languages Pasto and Tsafiki, so Caranqui is often classified as Barbacoan, but the evidence is not conclusive due its poor documentation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Imbabura". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Kara". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.