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A language profile for Quechua, Cajamarca. Get a detailed look at the language, from population to dialects and usage. Since most native speakers of Quechua are illiterate in their native language, it remains largely an oral language. In formal contexts, such as government, administration, commerce, education, and the media, Spanish is used. The only cultural domain where Quechua is . Kichwa (Kichwa shimi, Runashimi, also Spanish Quichua) is a Quechuan language that includes all Quechua varieties of Ecuador and Colombia (), as well as extensions into has an estimated 1,, speakers. The most widely spoken dialects are Chimborazo Highland and Imbabura Highland Kichwa, with 1,, to 2,, Variously: inb – Inga, inj – Jungle Inga, qvo . Other known names and dialect names: Eastern Cajamarca, Cajamarca Quechua, Western Cajamarca. Use faceted search to explore resources for Cajamarca Quechua language. Primary texts. ONLINE Dyusmi Tukuy Imata Rurarqan: Génesis (Quechua, Cajamarca Genesis Translation). The Long Now Foundation. Liga Biblica Mundial del Hogar.
Quechua (endonym: Runa Simi) is a Native South American language family and dialect cluster spoken primarily in the Andes of South America, derived from an original common ancestor language, is the most widely spoken language family of the indigenous peoples of the Americas, with a total of probably some 8 to 10 million speakers (estimates vary widely). . Félix Quesada C. (): Gramática quechua, Cajamarca-Cañaris. Ministeriu d'educación de Perú. Yina Miliza Rivera Brios: Quechua language education in Cajamarca (Peru): History, strategies and identity. University of Toronto, ISBN , ; David Coombs et al. (): Rimashun kichwapi - Falemos en quechua (PDF; 2,0 MB). Aymara (IPA: (); also Aymar aru) is an Aymaran language spoken by the Aymara people of the is one of only a handful of Native American languages with over one million speakers. Aymara, along with Spanish, is an official language of is also spoken, to a much lesser extent, by some communities in southern Peru and in northern Chile, where it is a recognized minority language. Cajamarca Quechua is generally described as “in extinction” (pg. ). San Martín Quechua exhibits in general “a high index of substitution in favour of Spanish” and is “a language in retreat”, or in certain areas is already “in the process of extinction” (pg. ).
Even though Quechua language education in Peru has long been relegated to rural areas, regional policy had opened an opportunity for Quechua to be taught in urban high schools as a subject area. Quechua education was now available to a wider group of students—high school youth in urban areas, with a range of bilingual abilities and language. A senior member of the Bilingual Education Department of Peru’s national Education Ministry in Cuzco, with responsibility for training teachers in the use of Quechua in the classroom. An excellent native speaker of Quechua, experienced and very enthusiastic for all things to do with promoting the language. Cajamarca (Spanish pronunciation: [kaxaˈmaɾka]), also known by the Cajamarca Quechua name, Kashamarka, is the capital and largest city of the Cajamarca Region as well as an important cultural and commercial center in the northern Andes. It is located in the northern highlands of Peru at approximately 2, m (8, ft) above sea level in the valley of the Mashcon river. We speak to a specialist in Quechua about the fight to preserve the 2, year old language Emily Wight Tue 18 Nov EST Last modified on Tue 18 Nov EST.