Quechua at Princeton

Date
Feb 17, 2021, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
Location
via Zoom
Sponsors
  • Program in American Studies
  • Department of Classics
  • Center for Collaborative History
  • Program in Latin American Studies
  • Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Event Description
Huascarán, peak in the Peruvian province of Yungay in the Cordillera Blanca of the Western Andes

Huascarán as seen from Yungay. Huascarán, in the Peruvian province of Yungay in the Cordillera Blanca of the Western Andes, is is the highest mountain in the Tropics and the fourth highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere and in South America. The name is thought to derive from the Quechua word for rope. A second name, Mataraju, derives from the Ancash Quechua mata (twin) and rahu (snow peak), meaning “twin snow peaks.” Photo by ZiaLater (Wikimedia user), June 21, 2018.

Virtual Information Session

Come learn about Princeton's first workshop dedicated to Quechua, a pre-Columbian language spoken by over eight million people along the Andean cordillera. Scheduled events include a semester-long book club, lectures, and outreach to Quechua-speaking communities in New Jersey.

Open to the University community (students, faculty, staff).

RSVP to erikav@princeton.edu to receive the Zoom link.