Cultural and Travel News Peru

Quechua make an important contribution to Spanish language

Monday July 13, 2015

Peruvian President Ollanta Humala praises the unity of Hispanic Sphere and the contribution Quechua has made to the Spanish language.

During his visit to Madrid and the Royal Spanish Academy(RAE) President Humala emphasized the fact that language is hugely important to the merging of western and Andean cultures. In a speech which he gave during his visit he highlighted how the Quechua language and the beliefs of the Andean people have influenced the Spanish language. He also said: (more…)

Demetrio Tupac Yupanqui is Honored for His Contribution to the Quechua Language

Thursday May 29, 2014

In Cusco, Peru, one of the most interesting components of this city, is its preservation of the Inca culture even after the Spanish conquistadors. However, with each year the customs, culture, and language fade just a little bit more. The Peruvians know the importance of keeping their traditions alive. That is why Demetrio Tupac Yupanqui was recently awarded the “Noble Gentleman of the Order of the Incas”. He is responsible for translating one of the most important works of all Spanish literature, Don Quixote, into the native language of the Incas, Quechua. His important contribution in 2005 to this indigenous language was recognized by the Council of the Four Incas (more…)

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