Wanka Quechua

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Wanka Quechua
Wanka Nunashimi
Native to Perú
Native speakers
unknown (23,000 Shawsha Wanka cited 1962)[1]
250,000 Waylla Wanka (2002)
Quechua
  • Central (Quechua I)
    • Wanka Quechua
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
qvw – Waylla Wanka
qxw – Shawsha (Jauja) Wanka
Glottolog jauj1237[2]

Wanka Quechua is a variety of the Quechua language, spoken in the southern part of Peruvian region of Junín by the Huancas.

Wanka Quechua belongs to Quechua I, like Ancash Quechua. It has about 300,000 speakers and three main dialects: Waylla Wanka in Huancayo and Chupaca provinces, Waycha Wanka in Concepción and Shawsha Wanka in Jauja. Rodolfo Cerrón Palomino, a native Wanka speaker, published the first Wanka grammar and dictionary in 1977.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Waylla Wanka at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Shawsha (Jauja) Wanka at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Wanka Quechua". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.