Student in Peru makes history by writing thesis in the Incas’ language

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Quechua is still spoken by 8 million people across the Andes, but Roxana Quispe Collantes hopes she can give it added value

A doctoral student in Peru has made history by becoming the first person to write and defend a thesis in Quechua – the language of the Incas, which is still spoken by millions of people in the Andes.

Roxana Quispe Collantes received top marks from Lima’s San Marcos university, the oldest in the Americas, for her study on Peruvian and Latin American literature, which focused on poetry written in Quechua.

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