Quechua at Princeton

Wed, Feb 17, 2021, 4:30 pm
Location: 
via Zoom
Sponsor(s): 
Program in American Studies
Department of Classics
Center for Collaborative History
Program in Latin American Studies
Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Huascarán, peakin 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.