Friday, August 18, 2006

Quechua hits The Economist

The Economist reports on a Peruvian Congresswoman trying to raise the social status of Quechua by only speaking Quechua to Congress, forcing them to hire translators.

There are a couple of good Quechua sites out there: Runa Simi, for example, or


Samawel said...

It's perfect. It's always great to have indigenous languages used in parliaments.

Anonymous said...

Zompist's page on Quechua is also quite nice & a quick read.

Dave said...

I like this too! I'd like to see Hawaiians and American Indians pull this trick in our Congress. That'd be so great! Imagine someone asking for a Choctaw translator in the US Congress...!