Yauyos Quechua


  • Language: Yauyos Quechua
  • Alternate names: Quechua, Yauyos, Yauyos Kechua
  • Language code: qux
  • Language family: Quechuan, Central Quechua, Wankay (SIL classification)
  • Number of speakers: <450
  • Vulnerability: Endangered
  • Script:

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    Ethnologue (2016) says of its Yauyos Quechua [qux]: "Not 1 language–a cover term for a highly differentiated linguistic area with many 1-village varieties. A member of macrolanguage Quechua [que]." 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.)