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Study Quechua at the University of Pittsburgh! Get to know a whole new world of South American indigenous cultures while taking a virtual trip to the Andes. Learn about new ways to view the world, explore the mountains, see llamas, and more. If this sounds fun, consider our introductory and intermediate level Quechua courses taught by Alana DeLoge, a linguist who has worked in Bolivia since 2002. To complement our on-campus Quechua classes and community, participate in Pitt in Bolivia, a six-week summer study abroad program in which various courses of study are available in addition to Quechua language classes, including sociolinguistics, public health, and sociology. Study Quechua at Pitt! We look forward to seeing you in our classes!

Courses Offered

  • Quechua 1: QUECH 0101
  • Quechua 2: QUECH 0102
  • Quechua 3: QUECH 0103
  • Quechua 4: QUECH 0104
  • Quechua 5: QUECH 1901
  • Quechua 6: QUECH 1901

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Quechua has no irregular verbs!

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In Star Wars, Greedo was speaking a dialect of Quechua

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There are over 40 different dialects of Quechua

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Quechua is an agglutinative language, meaning: root word + many suffixes

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English words like puma, llama, and quinoa are borrowed from Quechua

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Quechua is considered an endangered language

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Peru's name actually comes from the Quechuan word 'pelu' which means river

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Camu-Camu fruit (native to Peru) has 60 times the Vitaman C of an orange

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The Andes are the second highest mountain range in the world

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Quechua is an official language of Peru

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an estimated 1.5 million tourists visit Machu Picchu every year

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3/4 of the worlds Alpaca population live in Peru

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The American word 'jerky' is derived from the Quechuan word "charqui"

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Almost every weaving technique used today was invented in Peru.

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