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theguardian.com/world/2019/oct
Student in Peru makes history by writing thesis in the Incas’ language, Quechua.
Scholars say it is the first time in the university’s 468-year history that a student has written and defended a thesis (answering questions from examiners) entirely in the native language – even though it is the most widely spoken indigenous tongue in South America, used by about 8 million people, half of them in Peru.

@puertorico

That's so cool

"Beginning her presentation with a traditional thanksgiving ceremony using coca leaves and the corn-made alcoholic drink chicha, she presented her study titled Yawar Para, or blood rain."

Great way to start a defense

@puertorico I had read about this earlier today but did not realize that Quechua is a living language still in use - and so wide-spread!

@jeanneal yeah! its heartening to know it wasn't completely stamped out despite the spaniard's best efforts!

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