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Unravelling the Enigma of the ‘Particular Language’ of the Incas

RODOLFO CERRÓN-PALOMINO

in Archaeology and Language in the Andes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265031
eISBN:
9780191754142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265031.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, American History: pre-Columbian BCE to 500CE

Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century chroniclers call attention to the Incas having had a ‘particular language’, used exclusively by members of the court. The sparse linguistic material attributed to ... More


Accounting for the Spread of Quechua and Aymara between Cuzco and Lake Titicaca

BILL SILLAR

in Archaeology and Language in the Andes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265031
eISBN:
9780191754142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265031.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, American History: pre-Columbian BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores broad social changes that may account for how Quechua and Aymara entered the Lake Titicaca and Cuzco regions so that they eventually replaced all other native languages. It ... More


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