Ayacucho Quechua language, alphabet and pronunciation
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Ayacucho Quechua (Chanka runasimi)

Ayacucho Quechua is a Southern Quechua langauge spoken in Peru by about 900,000 people. It is used in homes, administration, religion and commerce and in some schools and on the radio. The language is also known as Chanka.

Ayacucho Quechua alphabet and pronunciation

Ayacucho Quechua alphabet and pronunciation


  • The second pronunciation of vowels is used when they are combined with q
  • The letters b [b], d [d], e [e], f [f], o [o] and v [v] are also used, but only in Spanish loanwords.
  • The vowels tend to be pronounced [a], [i] and [u] by bilingual speakers of Spanish and Ayacucho Quechua.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayacucho_Quechua

Sample text

Lliw runakunam nacesqanchikmantapacha libre kanchik, lliw derechonchikpipas iguallataqmi kanchik. Yuyayniyoq kasqanchikraykum hawkalla aylluntin hina kawsayta debenchik llapa runakunawan.


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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