Chachapoyas Quechua

Chachapoyas Quechua
Amazonas Quechua
Native to Perú
Native speakers
7,000 (2003)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 quk
Glottolog chac1250[2]

Chachapoyas or Amazonas Quechua is a variety of Quechua spoken in the provinces of Chachapoyas and Luya in the Peruvian region of Amazonas.

Chachapoyas Quechua is critically endangered, as hardly any children are now learning it. Conila is said to be the last village where children are still able to speak it.

Chachapoyas Quechua belongs to Quechua II, subgroup II-B (Lowland Peruvian Quechua).



  1. Chachapoyas Quechua at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Chachapoyas Quechua". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
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