Cusco Quechua

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Cusco Quechua
Qusqu runasimi
Native to Peru
Native speakers
unknown (1.7 million cited 1989–2002)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
quz – Cusco
qve – Eastern Apurímac

Cusco Quechua is a dialect of the Southern Quechua language, spoken in city and the department of Cusco.

It is the Quechua variety used by the Academia Mayor de la Lengua Quechua in Cusco, which also prefers the Spanish-based five-vowel alphabet.[2] On the other hand, the official alphabet used by the ministry of education has only three vowels.[3]


  1. ^ Cusco at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Eastern Apurímac at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nancy Hornberger & Kendall King, "Authenticity and Unification in Quechua Language Planning" Language, Culture and Curriculum 11 3 (1998): 390 - 410.
  3. ^ Nonato Rufino Chuquimamani Valer. Yachakuqkunapa Simi Qullqa - Qusqu-Qullaw Qhichwa Simipi (Quechua-Quechua-Spanish dictionary). Lima: Ministerio de Educación, 2005.