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!
Alana DeLoge; firstname.lastname@example.org
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Quechua has no irregular verbs!
In Star Wars, Greedo was speaking a dialect of Quechua
There are over 40 different dialects of Quechua
Quechua is an agglutinative language, meaning: root word + many suffixes
English words like puma, llama, and quinoa are borrowed from Quechua
Quechua is considered an endangered language
Peru's name actually comes from the Quechuan word 'pelu' which means river
Camu-Camu fruit (native to Peru) has 60 times the Vitaman C of an orange
The Andes are the second highest mountain range in the world
Quechua is an official language of Peru
an estimated 1.5 million tourists visit Machu Picchu every year
3/4 of the worlds Alpaca population live in Peru
The American word 'jerky' is derived from the Quechuan word "charqui"
Almost every weaving technique used today was invented in Peru.
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