Resources for the Study of Quechua

The Ohio State University Quechua Learning Community 


Yachakuqkunapa Simi Qullqa: Dictionary produced by the Peruvian Ministry of Education

Diccionario Quechua: Dictionary of Quechua Cochabambino by Joaquín Herrero and Federico Sánchez de Lozada

Quechua-Spanish-English Functional Dictionary [pdf]: Dictionary of Quechua from Ayacucho by Clodoaldo Soto Ruiz

Lessons & Exercises

Quechua: The Market: A Quechua unit from New York University that introduces basic vocabulary, the present, past, future and imperative tenses, suffixes and basic grammatical explanations. Each lesson includes a transcript and comprehension questions.


Sisichakunaq Pukllaynin: Quechua radio programs recorded in Quechua in Cusco, Peru and the surrounding areas by Asociación Pukllasunchis

Ucuchi: Quechua Live and in Color: Video with captions available in Quechua or English, including a reference guide and transcripts, from UCLA

Return to Ucuchi: Follow up video materials fifteen years after the original Ucuchi film, from UCLA

Rimasun: A blog from New York University with text and audio in Quechua

Cuentos en Quechua: A blog with stories in Quechua and Spanish

Cultures of the Andes: Jokes, video clips, poetry, songs, photos

Living Tongues Institute: sound cloud recordings from Peru and animated stories)

Study Abroad

Centro Tinku: Study Quechua in Cusco, Peru. This program is FLAS-eligible.

Acupari: Study in Cusco, Peru with the Asociación Cultural Peruano Alemana Región Inca.

Otavalo Spanish Institute: Study Kichwa in Otavalo, Ecuador.


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