Lowland Peruvian Quechua
|Lowland Peruvian Quechua|
|Native speakers||22,000 (2000–2003)|
qvs – Lamas (San Martín)
quk – Chachapoyas
- Lamas Quechua, or San Martín Quechua (Lamista, Llakwash Runashimi), spoken in the province of Lamas in the region of San Martin and in some villages on the Huallaga River in the region of Ucayali by some 15,000 people
- Chachapoyas Quechua, or Amazonas Quechua, spoken in the provinces of Chachapoyas and Luya in the region of Amazonas by some 7,000 people
Few children are learning Chachapoyas Quechua. Conila is said to be the last village where children are able to speak it.
Lowland Peruvian Quechua is quite similar in pronunciation to Ecuadorian Kichwa. However, it has not been grammatically simplified (creolized?) to the same extent. For example, Lowland Peruvian maintains the inclusive/exclusive distinction for "we".
- Gerald Taylor, 2006. Diccionario Quechua Chachapoyas-Lamas (– Castellano)
- Marinerell Park, Nancy Weber, Víctor Cenepo S. 1975. Diccionario Quechua de San Martín – Castellano y vice versa. Ministerio de educación del Perú
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