Language

Is an indoamerican language spoken in the Andean zone around Titicaca Lake and other Chilean & Argentinean Andean locations.

It is a language belonging to the Jaqi family, which is the second most spoken language in the Andean area, after Quechua.

There are theories, which relate the Jaqi languages to Quechua, therefore they may be variations of a common language: Quechumara.

The Jaqi family is composed of three languages:

a) Kawki: spoken by some 200 ancients in Lima, Peru (Yauyos)

b) Jaqaru: around 2.000 people speak it, also Yauyos (Lima, Perú).

c) Aymara: 3 million people speak it. From the area surrounding Titicaca Lake (Bolivia - Perú) to some Chilean and Argentinean Andean locations.

Aymara spoken in Chile is quite similar to that spoken in Bolivia.

For some authors, the Aymara spoken in Chile is in a linguistically archaic stage, while that spoken in Bolivia shows more innovations.

Language I

Rebaño de Llamos

Quechua and Aymara are related, they belong to a mother tongue known as Quechumara. From this root were born two linguistic families: Jaqi and Quechua.

This is one of the most important languages in America and its real name is Runasimi, standing for human bedings.

A number of seven million Quechua speakers are estimated in America.

Quehua language propagated from the south of Colombia to the north of Argentina and Central Chile. However, in spite of the Inca rule, the language did not remain in Chile.

Along with the numerous toponymics in the north, the Quechua language left its mark in some Mapudungun (Mapuche language) words, as numerals one hundred and one thousand: pataka and guaranka.

Language

Tejedora Aymara

Is an indoamerican language spoken in the Andean zone around Titicaca Lake and other Chilean & Argentinean Andean locations.

It is a language belonging to the Jaqi family, which is the second most spoken language in the Andean area, after Quechua.

There are theories, which relate the Jaqi languages to Quechua, therefore they may be variations of a common language: Quechumara.

The Jaqi family is composed of three languages:

a) Kawki: spoken by some 200 ancients in Lima, Peru (Yauyos)

b) Jaqaru: around 2.000 people speak it, also Yauyos (Lima, Perú).

c) Aymara: 3 million people speak it. From the area surrounding Titicaca Lake (Bolivia - Perú) to some Chilean and Argentinean Andean locations.

Aymara spoken in Chile is quite similar to that spoken in Bolivia.

For some authors, the Aymara spoken in Chile is in a linguistically archaic stage, while that spoken in Bolivia shows more innovations.