The people of Peru speak three different languages: Spanish, Quechua (both of these are considered official languages) and Aymara, which although it is spokenin Peru, is not considered an official language.
Spanish is defined as a Romance language, and is about the third or fourth most widely spoken language in the world.The origin of modern Spanish traces back to vulgar Latin which was influenced by Basque (the indigenous people of Spain and France) and Arabic.
Spanish was introduced to theAmericas in the 16th century when Spain colonized the Americas, bringing their language and customs (some extremely detrimental to the indigenous peoples) to the “New World”.The Spanish alphabet is based on the Latin alphabet. It uses the standard 26 letters:
A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - X- W - Y - Z
Quechua is an Amerindian language (language spoken by the indigenous people of the Americas) native to South America . It was the official language of theTawantinsuyu (Inca Empire).the Quechua can be heard throughout South America, starting as far north as southern Colombia and Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, and northwesternArgentina and northern Chile.
Quechua had no written alphabet, but did have an accounting system based on khipu-strings.
The following are some examples of Quechua words that haveentered English through Spanish; coca, condor, guano, gaucho, jerky, Inca, llama, potato (from papa via patata), puma and quinoa.
Aymara is the name of aSouth-American people and their language. The Andes region of Bolivia and Peru is home to the Aymara who were settled there for centuries before the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th...