Jauja-Huanca Quechua


  • Language: Jauja-Huanca Quechua
  • Alternate names: Huaylla Wanca Quechua, Southern Huancayo Quechua, Huanca Huaylla Quechua, Huaylla Wanca Quechua, Yaqa, Huaylla, Nyuqa
  • Language code: qvw
  • Language family: Quechuan, Central Quechua, Wankay (SIL classification)
  • Number of speakers: 250,000
  • Vulnerability: risk
  • Script: Latin script.

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    The question of how to distinguish between entities that are dialects of a single language vs. those that are separate languages is particularly serious in the case of Quechuan languages and dialects, and much work remains to be done. Though it is well-known and very clear that there are a number of distinct languages in the Quechuan complex, some very distinct, the tendency to consider them all merely dialects of “Quechua” persists in many circles. (Cerrón-Palomino 1987.)