Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Don Quixote translated to Quechua

The version of the classic “Don Quijote de la Mancha” in the indigenous language of Quechua makes this book, marking the birth of the modern novel as a literature genre, now available in a language spoken by nearly 20 million people in seven South American countries.

Symbol of the powerful Incan culture, Quechua is a common language of ethnic groups in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, contributing to keep it alive.

Presented Thursday in Spain by Tupac Yupanqui, member of the Peruvian Academy of the Quechua Language, the volume is enriched by the reproduction of illustrations made by farmers of the San Juan de Salua region.

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