Pariacaca mountain range

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Pariacaca mountain range
Huarochirí mountain range
Pariacaca ManuelR.jpg
Pariacaca, south peak
Highest point
Elevation5,750 m (18,860 ft)
RegionJunín Region, Lima Region
Parent rangeAndes

The Pariacaca mountain range (possibly from Quechua parya reddish, sparrow, qaqa rock,[1][2] Paryaqaqa or Parya Qaqa, a regional deity, a mountain god (apu)),[3] also called Huarochirí mountain range[4][2] lies in the Andes of Peru. It is located in the Junín Region, in the provinces of Jauja and Yauli, and in the Lima Region, in the provinces of Huarochirí and Yauyos. It is part of the Cordillera Central of Peru.[5][6]


The highest mountain in the range is Pariacaca at 5,750 metres (18,865 ft). Other peaks are listed below:[7][8]


Many of the toponyms of the Junín Region and the Lima Region originate from Quechua. Their Spanish-based orthography, however, is in conflict with the normalized alphabet of the language. According to Article 20 of Decreto Supremo No 004-2016-MC (Supreme Decree) which approves the Regulations to Law 29735, published in the official newspaper El Peruano on July 22, 2016, adequate spellings of the toponyms in the normalized alphabets of the indigenous languages must progressively be proposed with the aim of standardizing the namings used by the National Geographic Institute (Instituto Geográfico Nacional, IGN) The National Geographic Institute realizes the necessary changes in the official maps of Peru.[9] The formerly official[according to whom?] maps of Peru have been withdrawn from the websites of the IGN.[why?]

The recovery and revitalisation of the indigenous languages is also a means to fight discrimination by the use of the language that affects speakers of the native languages in Peru and to promote respectful coexistence in a multicultural and multilingual society (Article 24).[9]


  1. ^ César W. Astuhuamán Gonzáles, Pariacaca: un oráculo imperial andino: "Respecto al significado del nombre de la deidad, los términos Paria (rojiza) y caca (montaña), aluden a una montaña rojiza, ... ."
  2. ^ a b Teofilo Laime Ajacopa (2007). Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk’anch [Quechua-English dictionary] (PDF). La Paz, Bolivia.
  3. ^ Steven Kaplan, Indigenous Responses to Western Christianity, New York and London, 1995, p. 68-69
  4. ^ Evelio Echevarría, The Cordillera Huarochiri, Peru, The Alpine Journal 2001: "Names used by mountaineers other than Huarochiri and Pariacacca are unknown to the local inhabitants and should therefore be discarded. ... The best policy is to refer to this range with either of the names in use by the local population."
  5. ^ Inventario de Glaciares del Perú, Ministerio de Agricultura y Riego, Autoridad Nacional del Agua, Huaraz 2014
  6. ^ Benjamín Morales Arnao, Glaciers of South America, Glaciers of Peru U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1386-I-4
  7. ^ Maps of the Central Andes of Peru including two maps of the Paryaqaqa mountain range (inactive website)
  8. ^ - UGEL map of the Yauli Province (Junín Region) and the Huarochiri Province (Lima Region)
  9. ^ a b "Decreto Supremo que aprueba el Reglamento de la Ley N° 29735, Ley que regula el uso, preservación, desarrollo, recuperación, fomento y difusión de las lenguas originarias del Perú, Decreto Supremo N° 004-2016-MC". Retrieved August 1, 2017.

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