What Language Do People In Peru Speak and How Many Official Languages Does Peru Have?

Peru has two official languages: Spanish and Quechua, the native Inca language.

Most Peruvian people speak Spanish.

Peru’s main economic activities include agriculture, fishing, mining, and manufacturing.

About 29.5 million people live in Peru and the earliest evidence of human civilizations in Peru is dated to about 10,560 B.C.

The word Peru is comes from Birú, the name of a local ruler who lived near the Bay of San Miguel, Panama, in the early 16th century.

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1 thought on “What Language Do People In Peru Speak and How Many Official Languages Does Peru Have?”

  1. i like the country and it has always been my dream to came to peru. how i which i have an opportunity.

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