Ambo-Pasco Quechua (Kichwa)

Ambo-Pasco Quechua is a Central Quechua language spoken by about 65,000 people in Ambo Province in the Department of Huánuco, and in Pasco Province in the Department of Pasco in central Peru. In Pasco Province it is spoken in the counties of Vicco, Ninacaka, Palyanchacra, San Francisco de Asis de Yarusyacan, Simon Bolivar, Ticlacayan, Tinyahuarca, Huariaca, Huachon, Chaupimarca and Yanacancha. In Ambo Province it is spoken in the districts of San Rafael, San Francisco de Mosca and Huacar.

Dialects of Ambo-Pasco Quechua include Ambo-Pasco Quechua and San Rafael-Huariaca Quechua. These dialects, along with the Pacaraos, Santa Ana de Tusi Pasco, Northern Junin and Chaupihuaranga dialects, are collectively known as Yaru Quechua. They differ mainly in pronunciation.

Ambo-Pasco Quechua is written with the Latin alphabet. There is a translation of the New Testament from the Bible and a number of other texts in the language

Ambo-Pasco Quechua alphabet

Ambo-Pasco Quechua alphabet and pronunciation


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Corrections provided by Michael Peter Füstumum

Sample text

Lapan runa kay pachach'u yurin libri kawananpaq, lapanchinuy iwal respetasha kananpaqmi, mana pipis jarupänanpaq, lapanpis iwal yarpach'akuy yach'aqmi, alita mana alita tantiyar kawananpaq. Chaynuy runa masinwan juknin jukninwan kuyanakur kapäkuchun


All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

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Quechuan languages

Ambo-Pasco Quechua, Ancash Quechua, Ayacucho Quechua, Cajamarca Quechua, Classical Quechua, Cuzco Quechua, Huallaga Quechua, Huaylla Wanca Quechua, Kichwa, Santiagueño Quechua, South Bolivian Quechua

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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