Ancash Quechua

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Ancash Quechua
Native to Perú
Native speakers
920,000 (1994–2002)[1]
  • Central (Quechua I)
    • Ancash Quechua
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Variously:
qwa – Corongo
qwh – Huaylas
qxn – Norte de Conchucos
qws – Sihuas
qxo – Sur de Conchucos
qvh – Huamalíes y Norte de Dos de Mayo
Glottolog huay1239[2]

Ancash Quechua, or Huaylay, is a Quechua variety with a number of dialects, spoken in the department of Ancash by approximately 1,000,000 people. Like Wanka Quechua, it belongs to Quechua I (according to Alfredo Torero).


  1. ^ Corongo at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Huaylas at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Norte de Conchucos at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Sihuas at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Sur de Conchucos at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Huamalíes y Norte de Dos de Mayo at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Huaylay". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 

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