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Quechua (/ˈkɛwə/, /ˈkɛə/ or /ˈkɛwɑː/; Spanish pronunciation: [ˈketʃwa]) is the name of a people of the central Andes of South America and their languages.

Quechua may refer to:

  • Quechua people, several indigenous ethnic groups in South America, especially in Peru but also in Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia and Argentina
  • Quechuan languages, a Native South American language family spoken primarily in the Andes, derived from a common ancestral language
    • Southern Quechua, the most widely spoken Quechua language, with about 6.9 million speakers
    • Quechua Boliviano, a dialect of Southern Quechua spoken in Bolivia and in northern Argentina

Quechua is used by the ancestors of the Inca. The Inca's language was unknown before they started to use Quechua.

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