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Puquina language

Puquina is an extinct language and language isolate, which was spoken by the ancient Inca in the region surrounding Lake Titicaca (Peru and Bolivia) and in the north of what is now Chile.

Remnants of Puquina can be found in the quechua and Spanish languages spoken in the south of Peru, mainly in Arequipa, Moquegua and Tacna. Also, there are remnants on Callahuaya language, which is thought to be a combination of Quechua and Puquina. Sometimes the term Puquina is wrongly used for Uru, which is completely different.

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