Latin American Studies | QUECHUA: INGA LANGUAGE & CULTURE
L425 | 2957 | Tandioy, F.
Professor Francisco Tandioy, member of the Ingano Indigenous
Community in southwestern Colombia, will teach L425, an introductory
class in Inga Language and Culture. Inga is the northernmost dialect
of the Quechua language family, spoken by perhaps 15 million people
in the Andean Republics of South America, from southern Colombia to
northern Argentina. Learning Inga, also known as RUNA SIMI
(meaning “the mouth or tongue of human beings”) opens a gateway into
the many wonders of indigenous cultures in the Andes.