Latin American Studies | QUECHUA II
L526 | 15306 | Tandioy

TR 1-2:15pm
Professor Francisco Tandioy, member of the Inga indigenous community
in southwestern Colombia, teaches this intermediate class in Inga
Language and Culture. Inga is the northernmost dialect of the
Quechua language family, the language of the Inca Empire, currently
spoken by more than 13 million people in the Andean republics of
South America, an area extending from southern Colombia to northern
Argentina and Chile (and including Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador).

Learning Inga, also known as Runa Simi (“the mouth or tongue of
human beings”) opens a gateway into the many wonders of indigenous
cultures in the Andes. The object of this class is to continue to
teach students the language and culture of the Andes. Students will
expand upon their beginner’s ability to speak and read Quechua and
gain further insights into the indigenous world and Andean patterns
of thought.

Students will work with the lessons in An Inga Instructional
Grammar, which will be available in the Resources bin at Oncourse
for L426. Professor Tandioy will provide additional cultural
resources including photographs, videos, and audio recordings. Also,
students will be assigned background readings on the history and
culture of Quechua-speaking Indians.

In learning a language, it is vital to participate actively and to
keep current with the progress of the class. If you do your part,
you will learn how to speak and read

Meets with L426