Online sound recordings, photos, maps, frequently-asked questions, interesting facts about the language, origins, history, regional differences, speakers and status, how and where to learn Quechua, spelling, grammar, etc.. Intended for general readers, plus specialist sections for linguists.
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About Quechua – Introduction Pages
Listen to and compare pronunciations
by speakers of Quechua and Aymara from across the Andes,
Language and Linguistics
full clickable analysis of the structure of Quechua words for three short texts
see also: What is Quechua Like?
for specific information on the sociolinguistics and historical/comparative linguistics of Quechua, see the boxes below
Reference & Links
also, on its way, reference info on people and institutions doing research on Quechua:
Who’s Who in Quechua Linguistics?
History & ‘Dialects’
See our new and extensive answers to all of the most frequently asked questions about this at:
in Quechua Comparative and Historical Linguistics
see also, on the ‘Introduction’ page:
and on the ‘What is Quechua Like?’ page:
also on its way, reference info on the true original – not Hispanicised – spellings of
Quechua Names: Places and People
These pages were written by Paul Heggarty, a linguist with a Ph.D. in comparative linguistics from the University of Cambridge, U.K.
They reflect purely personal views and not the views of any organisation.
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Thanks for looking up this site, and good luck with Quechua!
Last updated: 21st March 2006.