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Quechua, Margos-Yarowilca-Lauricocha

A language of Peru

ISO 639-3qvm

Population  83,400 (1993 census). 14,000 monolinguals. Ethnic population: 114,000 (1993 census).
Region  Southwest and south central Huánuco Department, Obas, Aparicio Pomares, Cahuac, Chavinillo, Chacabamba, Jacas Chico, Rondos, San Francisco de Asis, Jivia, Baños, Queropalca, Jesús, San Miguel de Cauri, Yarumayo, Margos, and San Pedro de Chaulán districts.
Language map  Peru, reference number 48
Dialects  Literature can be adapted from Huamalíes-Dos de Mayo [qvh]. Lexical similarity 90% with Panao [qxh], 85% with Corongo Ancash [qwa], Sihuas [qws], Monzón Ancash, North Junín [qvn], Ulcumayo Quechua.
Classification  Quechuan, Quechua I
A member of macrolanguage Quechua [que] (Peru).
Language use  Official language. Vigorous. Also use Spanish.
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 10%. Literacy rate in L2: 62%. Radio programs. Dictionary. NT: 2003.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  SOV.