Quechuan language of Ecuador and Colombia
Kichwa Native to Ecuador, Colombia, Peru
450,000 (2008–2012)  Language family
ISO 639-3 Variously:
inb – Inga
inj – Jungle Inga
qvo – Napo Lowland
qup – Southern Pastaza
qud – Calderón Highland
qxr – Cañar Highland
qug – Chimborazo Highland
qvi – Imbabura Highland
qvj – Loja Highland
qvz – Northern Pastaza
qxl – Salasaca Highland
quw – Tena Lowland
ELP Highland Ecuadorian Quichua Lowland Ecuadorian Quichua Loja Quichua Northern Pastaza Quichua
Distribution of Quechua sub-groups. Kichwa is shown in light blue (II B).
This article contains IPA phonetic symbols. Without proper rendering support, you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of Unicode characters. For an introductory guide on IPA symbols, see Help:IPA. Kichwa ( , Kichwa shimi , also Spanish Runashimi ) is a Quechuan language that includes all Quechua varieties of Ecuador and Colombia ( Quichua Inga), as well as extensions into Peru. It has an estimated half million speakers.
The most widely spoken dialects are Chimborazo, Imbabura and Cañar Highland Quechua, with most of the speakers. Kichwa belongs to the Northern Quechua group of Quechua II, according to linguist Alfredo Torero.
^ Inga at
Ethnologue (24th ed., 2021) Jungle Inga at Ethnologue (24th ed., 2021) Napo Lowland at Ethnologue (24th ed., 2021) Southern Pastaza at Ethnologue (24th ed., 2021) Calderón Highland at Ethnologue (24th ed., 2021) Cañar Highland at Ethnologue (24th ed., 2021) (Additional references under 'Language codes' in the information box)
Kichwa ( Kichwa shimi, Runashimi, also Spanish Quichua) is a Quechuan language that includes all Quechua varieties of Ecuador and Colombia (Inga), as well...
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language use, as most of the Lagunas members speak Spanish exclusively and only know a few words in Kichwa. The prospects for Kichwa language revitalization...
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Kichwas. Kichwa Hatari was founded in 2014 in New York, to broadcast from New York City in Kichwa. The Kichwa language is a regional variation...
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Kichwas are a grouping of indigenous Kichwa peoples in the Ecuadorian Amazon, with minor groups across the borders of Colombia and Peru. Amazonian...
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Kichwa is a dialect of Kichwa spoken in the Colombian Putumayo region by the Inga people. There are two dialects: Highland Inga, spoken in the Sibundoy...
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Northern Quechua or Quechua II B, spoken in Ecuador (
Kichwa), northern Peru, and Colombia (Inga Kichwa) The most widely spoken varieties in this group are...
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for example in صِصِ swiswi (standard sisi) 'we' and كِطَ kit̠wa (standard
kichwa) 'head'. Particles such as ya, na, si, kwa, ni are joined to the following...
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is Southern Quechua. The
Kichwa people of Ecuador speak the Kichwa dialect; in Colombia, the Inga people speak Inga Kichwa. The Quechua word for a Quechua...
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Ecuador, Spanish is the sole official
language at the national level while the Kichwa (Northern Quechua) and Shuar languages hold co-official status in selected...
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(roughly translated to "half
language" or "in-between language") is a mixed language with Spanish vocabulary and Kichwa grammar, most conspicuously in...
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Qud or QUD may refer to:
Kichwa language, a Quechuan language with ISO 639-3 code qud. Qud Tolmush, a village in the Ardabil Province of Iran QUD, regional...
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Ecuador, Huayna Capac imposed upon the tribes the use of the Quechua (or
Kichwa) language, lingua franca of the Inca and still widely spoken in Ecuador. The...
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Over a thousand indigenous
languages are spoken by the Indigenous peoples of the Americas. These languages cannot all be demonstrated to be related to...
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language; Spanish, Kichwa and Shuar are official languages for intercultural ties. The other ancestral languages are in official use...
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state, or that have status as a national
language, regional language, or minority language. Official language: one designated as having a unique legal...
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Kichwa nation most of whom live in Saraguro Canton in the Loja Province of Ecuador. Although most now speak Spanish, Runashimi or Kichwa, a Quechua...
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United States, such as
Kichwa Hatari, a radio station in New York City that translates information from Spanish into the Kichwa language for broadcast to Ecuadorian...
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spoken by more than 30,000 people: Spanish monolingual (5 million speakers),
Kichwa (2.4 million speakers), Aymara (1.5 million), Low German (Plattdeutsch)...
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community development." The name Jatun Sacha is derived from the local
Kichwa language, variably translated as "big forest" or "big jungle". The Jatun Sacha...
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ISSN 1866-802X. S2CID 201365188. Wroblewski, Michael (2021). Remaking
Kichwa : language and indigenous pluralism in Amazonian Ecuador. London. ISBN 978-1-350-11556-9...
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Kichwa language. His debut collection Mutsuktsurini (1988) was one of the first books to be written and published exclusively in Kichwa. He has...
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sciences. She was unusual in being a teacher who spoke both Spanish and
Kichwa language, and began to organise the local communities. She established the Federación...
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Amazon Basin, named (in Wao-Terero, the Huaorani
language) after one of their members, Tagae. Nearby Kichwa communities sometimes refer to them as Awashiri...
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people also speak Spanish, Shuar, and
Kichwa along with their native language, Shiwiar. Shuar belongs to the same language family as Shiwiar – Jivaroan. Although...
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dictionary of modern written Arabic. Internet Archive. Ithaca, N.Y. : Spoken
Language Services. ISBN 978-0-87950-001-6. "Floating agricultural systems | Climate...
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Bible into six specific Quechuan
languages, according to Ethnologue, and two additional translations into Quechua and Kichwa, respectively, without specification...
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language in Ecuador. Northern Quechua and other pre-colonial American languages are spoken by 2,300,000 (Adelaar 1991). Ethnologue lists 24 languages...
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lived in Salasaca until he was 12 years old, where he only spoke the
Kichwa language, then he emigrated to Quito and settled there in the most popular neighbourhood...
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