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Quechua Resources


Yachakuqkunapa Simi Qullqa: Dictionary produced by the Peruvian Ministry of Education

Diccionario Quechua: Dictionary of Quechua Cochabambino by Joaquín Herrero and Federico Sánchez de Lozada

Quechua-Spanish-English Functional Dictionary [pdf]: Dictionary of Quechua from Ayacucho by Clodoaldo Soto Ruiz

Online Dictionaries: List of online dictionaries in Quechua and Aymara put together by Serafín Coronel-Molina from Indiana University


Lessons & Exercises

Quechua Exercises/Ejercicios: Free exercises available from the University of Illinois, but you must register with UI’s Quechua instructor, Clodoaldo Soto Ruiz

Teaching Materials: Exercises, games, handouts, illustrations, lesson plans and more for Quechua and Aymara put together by Serafín Coronel-Molina from Indiana University

Quechua: The Market: A Quechua unit from New York University that introduces basic vocabulary, the present, past, future and imperative tenses, suffixes and basic grammatical explanations. Each lesson includes a transcript and comprehension questions.



Sisichakunaq Pukllaynin: Quechua radio programs recorded in Quechua in Cusco, Peru and the surrounding areas by Asociación Pukllasunchis

Ucuchi: Quechua Live and in Color: Video with captions available in Quechua or English, including a reference guide and transcripts, from UCLA

Return to Ucuchi: Follow up video materials fifteen years after the original Ucuchi film, from UCLA

Sounds and Images: Quechua music, videos, audio recordings, films, and images put together by Serafín Coronel-Molina from Indiana University

Rimasun: A blog from New York University with text and audio in Quechua

Cuentos en Quechua: A blog with stories in Quechua and Spanish

Conosur Ñawpaqman: A newspaper/magazine in Quechua and Spanish

Cultures of the Andes: Jokes, video clips, poetry, songs, photos


Language Programs

Quechua Language Study at University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana

Study Quechua at University of Michigan

Study Kichwa at the Otavalo Spanish Institute in Otavalo, Ecaudor

ACUPARI Language School in Cusco, Peru

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