) is a variety of the Quechua language
, spoken throughout southern Peru
(departments of Cusco
, and northern Argentina
. With about four million speakers, it is one of the largest dialects, along with Ayacucho Quechua
. The literary standard of Southern Quechua
is based on these two closely related Quechua varieties.
- Antonio Cusihuamán (1976): Diccionario Quechua Cuzco-Collao [- Castellano y vice versa]. Ministerio de educación del Perú