Quechua At Penn

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Quechua Language Program and Andean Culture at the University of Pennsylvania

Having Indigenous languages at universities is a way to say: we are here, we have a value. This message goes to everyone, including the indigenous languages speakers whom for a long time were told that their languages shouldn’t exist. Language is linked to culture and knowledge. By building up language prestige – in this case with Quechua – we are also making a statement: This language has a value; therefore, their people do, too.

Therefore, Quechua courses at Penn work on developing language skills and cultural awareness on Indigenous Cultures.

Note:  The above description came from the program's Why Quechua? page.


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