Lowland Peruvian Quechua

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Lowland Peruvian Quechua
Chachapoyas–Lamas Quechua
Native to Perú
Native speakers
22,000  (2000–2003)[1]
Quechua
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
qvs – Lamas (San Martín)
quk – Chachapoyas
Glottolog None
sanm1289  (Lamas)[2]
chac1250  (Chachapoyas)[3]

Lowland Peruvian Quechua, or Chachapoyas–Lamas Quechua, is a Quechua language spoken in the lowlands of northern Peru. The two principal varieties are,

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".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lamas (San Martín) at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Chachapoyas at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Lamas". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Chachapoyas". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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