Huaylas Quechua

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Huaylas Quechua
Nunashimi , Qichwa
Native toPerú
Native speakers
340,000 (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3qwh
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Huaylas quechua in Ancash

The Quechua of Huailas is a Quechuan language of Peru spoken in the Callejón de Huaylas and in the western slope of the Cordillera Negra.

The main peculiarities of this variety are phonetic. In Quechua Ancash-Huailas a phenomenon of monophthongation of syllables with semiconsonants in coda is present: "aw" is often pronounced as [o:] elongated, likewise "ay" as [e:]. For example, 'awmi' is pronounced [o: mi], chawpi (center) [t͡ʃo: pi] and aywan (walks) as [e: wan]. In grammatical terms, Huailas does not have the suffix -ski .


  • Menacho López, Leonel Alexander (2005). Yachakuqkunapa Shimi Qullqa: Anqash Qichwa Shimichaw. Lima: Ministerio de Educación de Perú. ISBN 9972-881-30-X.


  1. ^ Quechua, Huaylas Ancash at Ethnologue (20th ed., 2017)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Huaylas Ancash Quechua". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.