Quechuas facts for kids
|Regions with significant populations|
|Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador.|
|Catholicism adapted to traditional Andean beliefs|
|Related ethnic groups|
Quechuas is the term used for several ethnic groups in¨South America that use a Quechua language (Southern Quechua mainly). They belong to several ethnic groups in South America, above all in Peru, Bolivia and Argentina.
The Quechuas of Ecuador call themselves - as well as their language Kichwa - Kichwas or Quichuas. The Kichwa-speaking group of Colombia are the Ingas.
Some (historic) Quechua peoples:
- Chancas (in Huancavelica, Ayacucho y Apurímac)
- Huancas (in Junín; spoke Quechua before the Incas did)
- Cañaris (in Ecuador; adopted the Quechua language from the Incas)
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