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  Quechua language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Quechua is a very regular language, but a large number of infixes and suffixes change both the overall significance of words and their subtle shades of meaning, allowing great expressiveness.
The language was further extended beyond the limits of the Inca empire by the Catholic Church, which chose it to preach to Indians in the Andes area.
Quechua I or Waywash is spoken in Peru's central highlands.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Quechua   (1530 words)

  
 Quechua - Simple English Wikipedia
Quechua, sometimes written Quichua or Ketchua, is a language spoken by people in the South American nations of Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Argentina, Colombia, and Chile.
People that speak Quechua as their first language are called Quechua Indians by the Spanish speaking cultures.
The Quechua language has given names to many places in Peru, including the Ancash Region.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Quechua_language   (183 words)

  
 Aymara and Quechua : Languages in Contact   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Thus the Quechua of Cuzco came to be held to be the "most pure", "most ancient", "most correct", "most expressive" form of Quechua, and indeed, "mother of all languages" (of the Andes) simply by having been, at the moment of the arrival of the Spaniards, the language the Incas where using for conquest purposes.
Quechua has ch where proto-Jaqi had *cx, which is just what would be expected of those which is just what would be expected of those which had no cx as part of their occlusive system and thus did not hear the distinction.
Quechua permits final consonants, and therefore would be expected to borrow the word without the final vowel given that they would most certainly rarely if ever have heard the word uttered with the final vowel.
www.aymara.org /biblio/quechua.html   (4564 words)

  
 Quechuistics:The language of the Inka
Quechua is a language that has been spoken in the Andes region of South America since before the days of the Inca Empire.
Quechua originated in the coast and from there it spread to the southern Andean regions a few centuries before the Inca even formed their large empire.
Quechua is a language that has remained mostly unknown every since its discovery in the sixteenth century.
linguistics.byu.edu /classes/ling450ch/reports/Quechua1.html   (1526 words)

  
 Peru : In Depth : Language | Frommers.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Quechua (the language of the Inca Empire) was recently given official status and is still widely spoken, especially in the highlands, and there's a movement afoot to include Aymara as a national language.
Quechua ("kesh-wa") was the language of the Inca Empire, and it remains widely spoken in Peru and throughout Andean nations 5 centuries after the Spaniards did so much to impose their own culture, language, and religion upon the region.
Quechua is an agglutinative language, meaning that words are constructed from a root word and combined with a large number of suffixes and infixes, which are added to words to change meaning and add subtlety.
www.frommers.com /destinations/peru/0814020558.html   (764 words)

  
 Quechua - Introduction
Quechua spread by means of conquests realized before and during that empire.
The roman alphabet was adapted to Quechua and grammars, dictionaries, and catechisms began to appear.
Quechua is often called an ``agglutinative language,'' which means that words are built up out of a root word combined with suffixes that color its meaning.
www.geocities.com /TheTropics/4458/runasimi.html   (624 words)

  
 Quechua language, alphabet and pronunciation
Quechua is an Amerind language with about 8 million people in Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Argentina.
Quechua was the language of the Inca empire which was destroyed by the Spanish in the 16th century.
Quechua first appeared in print in 1560 in the form of a dictionary by Domingo de Santo Tomás.
www.omniglot.com /writing/quechua.htm   (208 words)

  
 Anthropology Review Database
Based on papers from a conference entitled "International Conference on Language, Language Policy and Education in the Andes" held at the University of Delaware, Oct. 28-30, 1991.
Language in the Andes is the editorial outcome of the International Conference on Language, Language Policy and Education in the Andes, which took place at the University of Delaware in 1991, sponsored by its Latin American Studies Program.
He recognizes three main properties of Quechua quantifiers: (1) quantifiers are inflected for person and number; (2) quantifiers can function independently and adverbially, not in prenominal position as they usually do ("quantifier floating"); and (3) quantifiers differ in the way they trigger verb agreement.
wings.buffalo.edu /ARD/showme.cgi?keycode=40   (1377 words)

  
 Global Language Issues | Quechua   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Quechua has perhaps the largest number of speakers of any indigenous language of the Americas, being spoken by 10 million people in five South American countries (Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, Bolivia, and Colombia).
Although it was not the ethnic language of the Inkas, it was used to administer the Inkan empire, making it a lingua franca, or bridge language, for people speaking many distinct and not mutually intelligible ethnic languages.
His micro-linguistic focus will be on the very explicit grammatical system that Quechua has for indicating the speaker's validation of his or her message, for example, as being either hearsay (secondhand information) or based on firsthand knowledge.
hum.lss.wisc.edu /~jrvalent/glolangiss/Quechua.htm   (259 words)

  
 Quechua Language Study at Univ. of Michigan and Cuzco Summer Program
Quechua, the language of the Inkas, is spoken today by millions of people in Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia.
Quechua is offered as a regular course during the academic year at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and as an intensive summer course in Cuzco, Peru.
Covers both written and spoken Quechua; introduces basic structures of Quechua while focusing on the development of speaking and reading skills; emphasis is on developing conversational ability.
www.umich.edu /~iinet/lacs/quechua   (1540 words)

  
 The Language of Peru, Words and Phrases in Aymara, Spanish and Quechua
The people of Peru speak three different languages: Spanish, Quechua (both of these are considered official languages) and Aymara, which although it is spoken widely in Peru, is not considered an official language as such.
Quechua is an Amerindian language (language spoken by the indigenous people of the Americas) native to South America and is related to Aymará.
Quechua can be heard throughout South America, starting as far north as southern Colombia and Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, and northwestern Argentina and northern Chile.
www.earthyfamily.com /PU-words.htm   (599 words)

  
 An Overview of Quechua   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Firstly, Quechua is far from restricted to one country:  it is used in seven, though significant only in three, where it is spoken by around a quarter of the population in each:  Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru.
The II dialects are split north and south by the I dialects in the middle.
As for literature in Quechua, pre-conquest there was some oral literature, and there are some well-known ‘epic/tragedy’ and ‘comedy’ plays (especially Ollantay (still regularly performed around Cuzco, though normally in Spanish translation) and the Tragedy of the End of Atahualpa.
www.shef.ac.uk /q/quechua/i_ABOUT.HTM   (2801 words)

  
 Quechua OCR, Quechua Phrase Books, Quechua Reference, Quechua Software - Windows,
Quechua, pronounced (and sometimes spelled) Kechua, is the most widely spoken Indian language of South America.
Quechua was the language of the great Inca Empire, which at its zenith in the late 15th century extended from Ecuador in the north to central Chile in the south.
The Spanish conquest of the 16th century did not diminish the importance of Quechua, for the new conquerors continued its use throughout the area, and in fact extended it to other areas not part of the original empire.
www.worldlanguage.com /Languages/Quechua.htm   (302 words)

  
 Indigenous South American tongues a challenge
Quechua translators are in demand in South America also, said Ana Silva, a caseworker at the Port Chester Carver Center.
Quechua is actually a family of languages, comparable to the Romance family of Spanish, French and Italian, said Liliana Sanchez, an associate professor and linguist at Rutgers University.
In the United States, Quechua speakers are closing off a part of their minds if they lose their language and culture, said Santillan, who played his Andean music during a Spanish-language Mass at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Spring Valley.
www.thejournalnews.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051129/NEWS03/511290351/1019/NEWS03   (1023 words)

  
 Cusco Quechua - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cusco is a dialect of the Quechua language.
It is one of the largest dialects, along with Ayacucho Quechua.
This Indigenous languages of the Americas-related article is a stub.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cusco_Quechua   (73 words)

  
 Quechua Culture
Quechua was the official language of the Inca Empire, who ruled much of the Andes region from the mid-1400s until the arrival of Spanish conquistadors in 1532.
Quechua language and culture were found in some cities of the Andean highlands, including the old Inca capital of Cuzco in Peru, as well as Cochabamba in Bolivia.  Later, millions of Quechua families migrated from the countryside to such national capitals as Lima, Peru, and Quito, Ecuador.
The Quechua culture is a strong culture with its own unique history and life-style that has lasted for many years.  Despite earlier oppression by the Spanish, the Quechua culture still remains strong in many areas today.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/cultural/southamerica/quechuan.html   (341 words)

  
 A few words on Quechua
The Central Quechua dialects, spoken in the central Andean spine of Peru, are the most diverse among themselves; this leads some linguists to suppose that this area, and not the Inca capital Cuzco, is the ancient homeland of the Quechua peoples.
The Incas extended Quechua to (modern-day) Ecuador, Bolivia, and Chile; the language continued to expand after the Spanish conquest, due to its importance as a trade and missionary language.
Quechua, in fact, is very nice for studying sound change, because we have written sources (from bilingual speakers) dating back five hundred years, yet its monolingual speakers have generally been illiterate.
www.zompist.com /quechua.html   (2060 words)

  
 Quechua Language Homepage
Quechua ("qheshwa") is an indigenous language of the Andean region, spoken today by approximately 13 million people in Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Northern Chile, Argentina, and Southern Colombia.
I assisted Luis Morató Peña in producing a series of Quechua textbooks in both Spanish and English, for the study of both the Bolivian and Cuzco dialects of Quechua.
Much as I love the Quechua language, it is not the center of my life; I spend most of my time as a robotics researcher and director of the robotic theater troupe Ullanta Performance Robotics, named of course for the lead character of the famous Quechua play, "Ollantay".
www.ullanta.com /quechua   (465 words)

  
 Latin American Studies Program - Summer Programs - Summer in Bolivia:

Quechua Language Training

Quechua is spoken by thirteen million people in the highlands of South America, from southern Colombia to northern Chile and central Argentina.
The objective of this eight-week course is for students to learn to comprehend, speak, read, and write Quechua, as well as understand the culture and role of the Quechua-speaking populations in Andean society.
Language courses will be taught by Luis Morató Peña, a native of Cochabamba, Senior Lecturer at Cornell University, and the author of three trilingual textbooks on elementary, intermediate, and advanced Quechua language instruction.
www.einaudi.cornell.edu /latinamerica/programs/quechul.asp   (717 words)

  
 It’s all Quechua to me   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The Quechua language classes, in association with the UCLA Latin American Studies Center, are all taught by Jaime Luis Daza, right, who teaches only three graduate students for the class.
Quechua is a native South American language primarily spoken in countries such as Peru and Bolivia.
The Quechua program is one of the things that attracted Guzmán to UCLA, and although she calls the class rewarding, she said it is not easy.
www.dailybruin.ucla.edu /news/articles.asp?id=33106   (1376 words)

  
 Yamada Language Center: Quechua WWW Guide
Quechua "The language of the people in the Andes" - Who speaks it and where, what Quechua looks and sounds like, a map of dialects, links to other Quechua resources
Quechua - Detailed information and background on the Quechua language, the people, and areas where it is spoken.
Curso de Quechua - A Course in Quechua taught in Lima, Peru.
babel.uoregon.edu /yamada/guides/quechua.html   (210 words)

  
 Quechua
There is a modern standard language of this family spoken by close to 10 million indigenous people in Peru and 2 million in Bolivia, as well as smaller populations in Ecuador and Argentina.
The official language of the ancient Inca empire, also called Quechua, was of this family.
As the Incas' empire expanded, their language became the administrative and commercial tongue from N Ecuador to central Chile.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/society/A0840752.html   (307 words)

  
 Quechua / Quichua / Aymara Resources: Books and Classes
Quechua language lessons; 1,800 examples; Most of it is in Spanish, but the Vocabulary section is tri-lingual with English too.
Quechua is the most widely spoken Native American tongue, with speakers estimated at 11 million residing in five countries.
Elementary Quechua II is a continuation of Elementary Quechua I for students who have taken the first session course or who have previously studied Southern Peruvian Quechua at the beginning level.
www.andes.org /resource.html   (2682 words)

  
 SIM People Group Profile: Quechua
The Quechua are a group of indigenous South American tribes, comprising the Quechumaran linguistic stock and living mostly in Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador.
Quechua was the official language of the Inca, and as the empire expanded, use of the language spread over a large area of South America.
In 1975 it was recognized as one of three official languages in Bolivia (with Spanish and Aymara), and an official language of Peru (with Spanish).
www.sim.org /PG.asp?pgID=16&fun=1   (681 words)

  
 Quechua language resources
Quechua (Quichua, Inga, Inca, Runasimi) Quechua is famous for being the language of the Inca Empire of Peru.
Quechua was the language of the Inca empire which was destroyed by the...
Quechua Quechua is the language of peoples native to the South American Andes.
www.mongabay.com /indigenous_ethnicities/languages/languages/Quechua.html   (1466 words)

  
 How to Use this Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Since Quechua is a "Less Commonly Taught Language", it is not surprising that few Quechua language instructional materials (including multimedia and printed matter) exist at present, in comparison with the large variety of instructional materials that one may find for languages that are more commonly taught, such as Spanish.
Therefore, the Spanish language may be an obstacle for English-speaking students of Quechua who are not fluent in Spanish.
Students of Quechua who have more proficiency in English than they do in Spanish may learn Quechua more easily while receiving Quechua instruction through the means of English rather than through the means of Spanish.
www.pitt.edu /~mfeke/learnquechua/howtouse.html   (447 words)

  
 Learn Quechua Online - Write or Speak in Quechua Language Exchange
A language exchange complements other forms of learning such as classroom, cultural immersion and multimedia, because you get to practice all that you have learned with native speakers in a safe and supportive environment.
Language exchange learning is also inexpensive because we provide free tips and conversation lesson plans that allow you to do a language exchange on your own.
Add your profile to the language exchange community and let others contact you to for language exchange learning.
www.mylanguageexchange.com /Learn/Quechua.asp   (985 words)

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