Kids Culture Corner
Peru has two official languages: Spanish and Cuzco Quechua. There are now over 8 million Quechua speakers in South and Central America. Twenty-five percent of all Peruvians speak Quechua, and many of them speak no Spanish. Here are some English words derived from Quechua, which was originally the language of the Incas: coca, condor, guano, gaucho, guanaco, Inca, jerky, lagniappe, lima [bean], llama, pampa, puma, quipu, quinine, quinoa, and vicuņa.
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!
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.
You can find both Spanish and English songs and rhymes of the children of Peru at this site.
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