Quechua Country

Quechua Country in Runa Simi (Quechua), by Jordan Engel
Quechua Country in Runa Simi (Quechua), with English title, by Jordan Engel
Qhichwa Allpa (Quechua Country) in Runa Simi (Quechua), by Jordan Engel
Qhichwa Allpa (Quechua Country) in Runa Simi (Quechua), by Jordan Engel

These are the Runa Simi names for major cities, mountains, rivers, and lakes in western South America:

Amarumayu – The Amazon River
Amarumayu sach’a-sach’a suyu – The Amazon Rainforest
Antikuna – The Andes
Ariquipa – Arequipa, Peru
Atakama – The Atacama Desert
Awriq mayu – The Marañón River
Chiklayu – Chiclayo, Peru
Chimpurasu – Chimborazo volcano, Ecuador
Chimputi – Chimbote, Peru
Chuquichaka – Sucre, Boliva
Chuqiyapu – La Paz, Bolivia
Hatun Sach’amayu  – The Madeira River
Ika – Ica, Peru
Ikitus – Iquitos, Peru
Jujuy – San Salvador de Jujuy, Argentina
Kitu – Quito, Ecuador
Limaq – Lima, Peru
Napu mayu – The Napo River
Pasto – Pasto, Colombia
Pillanwasi – Monte Pissis, Argentina
Piwra – Piura, Peru
Pukallpa – Pucallpa, Peru
Purus mayu – The Purus River
Putumayu – The Putumayo River
Putusi – Potosi, Bolivia
Puwpu qucha – Poopó Lake, Bolivia
Quchapampa – Cochabamba, Bolivia
Qusqu – Cusco, Peru
Salta – Salta, Argentina
Sanp’a mama qucha – The Pacific Ocean
Santa Krus – Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Santiago del Estero – Santiago del Estero, Argentina
Taqna – Tacna, Peru
Tarija – Tarija, Bolivia
Titiqaqa qucha – Lake Titicaca, Peru and Bolivia
Truhillu – Trujillo, Peru
Tucuman – San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina
Tumipampa – Cuenca, Ecuador
Ukayali – The Ucayali River
Uru Uru – Oruro, Bolivia
Wankayo – Huancayo, Peru
Waskaran – Huascarán mountain, Peru
Wayakil – Guayaquil, Ecuador
Yanamayu – Río Negro
Yuruá mayu – The Juruá River
Yuyayyaku – Llullaillaco volcano, Argentina and Chile

Because the majority of Quechua speakers live south of the chawpipacha (equator), this map is oriented south-up. The cardinal directions in Runa Simi are:
Uralan – South
Kunti – West
Chincha – North
Anti – East

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