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Andean Town Meeting

This was not a tourist event but a town meeting at a small Andean village we visited. Hundreds of locals turned up in traditional finery for the event.

 

These are Runa people, who speak the Quechua language, spoken by 13 million people in the region. Quechua was the official language of the Incan empire, but was spoken by several distinct aboriginal peoples.

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Taken on January 1, 2006