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Q: Kichwa ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Kichwa
Category: Reference, Education and News > General Reference
Asked by: nelson-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 30 Nov 2006 03:33 PST
Expires: 30 Dec 2006 03:33 PST
Question ID: 786932
What the heck is Kichwa?  It, along with Espaņol, is a language option
at  I consider myself educated and
well-read, but I have never heard of such a tongue.

(I've decided to be lazy in the final hours of GA.)
Subject: Re: Kichwa
Answered By: easterangel-ga on 30 Nov 2006 04:09 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi! Thanks for your generosity in the waning hours of Google Answers.

Here is something about Kichwa.

"Quechua (Runa Simi; Kichwa in Ecuador) is a Native American language
of South America. It was the language of the Inca Empire, and is today
spoken in various dialects by some 10 million people throughout South
America, including Peru and Bolivia, southern Colombia and Ecuador,
north-western Argentina and northern Chile. It is the most widely
spoken of all American Indian languages."

"Northern Quechua (also known as Runashimi or, especially in Ecuador,
Kichwa) is mainly spoken in Colombia and Ecuador;"


You can also take a look at the regional varieties of Kichwa in
Ecuador through the link on a map below.

Search terms used:
Kichwa language ecuador

I hope this would help you in your research. Before rating this
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nelson-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00
Thank you.

Subject: Re: Kichwa
From: easterangel-ga on 30 Nov 2006 06:20 PST
Again thanks for the support and for this generous question and tip!

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