Laraos Quechua


  • Language: Laraos Quechua
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  • Language code: qux-lar
  • Language family: Quechuan; Quechua IIA (SIL classification)
  • Number of speakers:
  • Vulnerability: Dormant
  • 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.)Willem Adelaar (personal communication): "Laraos is part of Yauyos Quechua", but is a separate variety from Southern Yauyos Quechua and from Northern Yauyos Quechua.