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What Language does Peru Speak?

by David and Lin
(Los Organos, Peru)


What Language does Peru Speak? Latin American Spanish

The official language in Peru is Spanish. The Spanish spoken in all of South and Central America is different in many ways from that spoken in Spain. You might say the difference in the two major Spanish language areas is comparable to differences between British English and American English.

What Language does Peru Speak? Amerindian Languages

Spanish was introduced in the 1500s by the Spanish conquerors of Peru. Before that, there were various languages spoken among the many different tribes and cultures throughout what is known now as Peru. Many of those languages were lost over time. Today there are still many languages being spoken in the more isolated areas of Peru. Some of these language groups number only a few people.

The two major native languages being spoken extensively in Peru are Quechua and Aymara and there are also a moderate number of inhabitants of Peru speaking a couple of other languages.

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