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Bolivia has three official languages: Spanish, Quechua and Aymara. Spanish is the most widely spoken. There are over 8 million Quechua speakers in South and Central America. Quechua was originally spoken by the Inca. Here are some English words derived from Quechua: coca, condor, guano, gaucho, guanaco, Inca, jerky, lagniappe, lima [bean], llama, pampa, puma, quipu, quinine, quinoa, and vicuņa.
Do you know any words in English that came from Spanish words? You can find the answer to this question and many other facts about our world at Infoplease.
Try some Spanish language activities. This site includes an on-line English-Spanish picture dictionary and an on-line Spanish-English dictionary, as well as information, quizzes and pictures to color!
This website is available in both English and Spanish. There are activities to download, stories to listen to, and much more!
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