Quechua Sung by Modern Gypsy

 

I was walking down the chic street of Lastarriat in Santiago Chile where many artists and sellers perform. I heard this man singing and I stopped in my tracks I had no idea what he was singing or what language, but I had to stop it was so beautiful and raw, at last he told me and went on with his performance and I graciously stepped out of his way.  That day I fell in love with Quechua language.

Quechua /ˈkɛwə/, also known as runa simi (“people’s language”), is an indigenous language family, with variations spoken by the Quechua peoples, primarily living in the Andes and highlands of South America.[3] Derived from a common ancestral language, it is the most widely spoken language family of indigenous peoples of the Americas, with a total of probably some 8–10 million speakers.[4]Approximately 13% of Peruvians speak Quechua.[5][better source needed] It is perhaps most widely known for being the main language of the Inca Empire, and was disseminated by the colonizers throughout their reign.

 

 

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