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Lake Titicaca bordering Peru and Bolivia in the Andes Mountains, Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

Quechua, the language of the ancient Incas, is spoken by approximately ten million people in the Andean highlands of South America from Colombia to Argentina. The Andean region is known for its rich cultural and linguistic diversity.

The elementary and intermediate Quechua language courses are of special interest to students who want to learn about the Quechua language, culture, and society in the Andes, who are pursuing the inter-disciplinary minor in Andean and Amazonian Studies, or studying or working in areas such as Spanish, Portuguese, History, Anthropology, Archeology, Geography, the Arts, International studies, Political Science and many other disciplines. For more information, contact Elvia Andia Grageda.

Qeswachaka (Quechua bridge in Quechua) Traditional grass rope bridge near Cuzco, Peru. Photo credit: Devin Grammon