Wanka Quechua is a variety of the Quechua language, spoken in the southern part of Peruvian region of Junin. It was the language of the Huancas, who spoke it long before the Incas in Cusco.
Wanka Quechua belongs to Quechua I, like Ancash Quechua. It has about 300.000 speakers and three main dialects: Waylla Wanka in Huancayo and Chupaca provinces, Waycha Wanka in Concepcion and Shawsha Wanka in Jauja. Rodolfo Cerron Palomino, a native Wanka speaker, published the first Wanka grammar and dictionary in 1976.
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