Come learn Quechua with us!

Quechua (also known as Kichwa, Runa Simi, or Runa Shimi) is an Indigenous language spoken by approximately ten million people in the Andean highlands of South America, primarily in Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. It was also the primary language of the Inca Empire! OSU offers Quechua courses from beginner through advanced levels. Quechua courses are great for anyone who wants to learn about Quechua language, culture, and society; who is pursuing the interdisciplinary minor in Andean and Amazonian Studies; or who is working in related areas such as Anthropology, Linguistics, Spanish, History, International Studies, Political Science, Geography, and many other disciplines!

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Check out our Quechua Alliance 2019 video here!