One of the names preferred by people in the Andean countries who speak Runasimi or Aymara. The name "cholo" is also used but seems to cause some confusion if it is directed at a speaker of Aymara. One of the other names, "indio", is a derogatory epithet and should NEVER be used when speaking to a Quechua- or Aymara-speaking person.
Carlos is a campesino, from the altiplano in Bolivia. He speaks both Quechua and Aymara.
This is the definition taken from Wikipedia...
Pisco (from Quechua: pisqu, little bird,1 or named after a type of clay pot,1 or after a port in Peru2) is a colorless or yellowish-to-amber colored grape brandy produced in winemaking regions of Chile3 and Peru.2
Pisco was developed by Spanish settlers in the 16th century as an alternative to orujo, a pomace brandy that was being imported from Spain.4 Pisco takes its name from town of Pisco, located on the coast of Peru.52 The first vineyards were planted in the coastal valleys in the Viceroyalty of Peru, when vine plants arrived from the Canary Islands. Even though Spain imposed many restrictions on wine production and commerce, the wine-making industry developed rapidly, such as in the corregimientos of Ica.
Please note that the first Vineyard was made in ICA, Peru.
I do not understand the IGNORANT arguments from Chileans and Peruvians. The bottom line is Pisco was brought to Peru by the Spaniards, who also spread to Chile. However, as stated in Wikipedia the word Pisco was derived from a bird in the Quechua dialect spoken by Peruvian Incas. I do not get the fights between the nations about "wars", "whose better", blah blah...just pure ignorance!!!
Peru is a country in South America, home to the largest population of indigenous language speakrs. Amayra and Quechua boast over 5 million native speakers. Lima is the capitol of Peru, and is located on the Pacific coast. The beaches in Lima are not so nice. Better beaches are found to the North and South of Lima.
Lima does offer a wonderful metropolitan life style, that rivals that of the best in South America. Lima has many 5 star restaurants and hotels, so bring your Visa.
The main attraction in Peru is Machu Picchu, followed by Lake Titticaca and then the Nazca Lines.
Peru has a very rich culture and history, and there are many different aspects of this to sample, from the food, to the music, to the architecture. There's something for just about everyone in Peru. There's white water rafting and jungle tours and hardcore ecotourist resorts. There's also shopping and museums to visit.
The people of Peru are very formal, and do not like slang. They expect your Spanish to be very polite and give you back the same.
There is a huge problem with poverty in Peru. There are homeless children in Lima that juggle at stop lights for tips, and squatters who build towns out of corregated zinc on base of mountains near the desert, where the land is not fit to be inhabited.
After I hiked the Inca Trail, I went sand boarding in the desert, and then surfing in the Pacific. I wanted to go snow boarding, too, but I couldn't fit in! There's just too much to do in Peru!
"Cholo es vocablo de las islas Barlovento; quiere decir perro, no de los castizos, sino de los muy bellacos gozcones; y los españoles usan dél por infamia y vituperio"more...
(Extracted from the book "Los comentarios reales del Inca Garcilazo de la Vega" a mestizo writer from Peru, published in 1609 and 1616)
The word CHOLO ia a mixed breed DOG, one of a very bad look. The Spaniards used that word also to call Indigenous people and those mixed with them. You see, the Hispanics were Racist from long time ago, that is why I hate when someone calls me Hispanic.
In Mexico and Southwestern USA (former Mexico) that word is used to describe a Latino man (mostly of Mexican and Central American origin) who is involved on street-gang activities or a street fashioned life-style.
In Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Argentina, Chile and Colombia the word CHOLO is both an insult and a compliment, but mostly a way to describe a person of Indigenous heritage.
In most of those Andean countries people are Indigenous or mixed with them, especially Quechua, Moche, Aymara, Guarani and other Amazon peoples. Anyone who "looks" or "acts" as an Indigenous person is called a CHOLO by RACIST people who believe they are white/European as supposed to be superior.
Racism in those countries is vicious and virulent, worse than in the US. The elites there have Indigenous people as their servants and they keep them under poverty on purpose. It is very common to insult an Indian just because of their ra...
Peru lays in a land rich in traditions and old civilizations. Over 5,000 years of history tells the lives of peoples like the Chavin, Moche, Nasca, Paracas, Vicus, Wari, Tiawanaku, Quechua (Inka), Chimu, etc. When the Spaniards arrived they found a divided Inka civilization that was easy to conquer due to their religious beliefs that Pizarro was a representative of their Gods. The epidemics, slavery and the Catholic church contributed to the destruction of the Indigenous civilizations of what is Peru today.more...
During almost 400 years of colonial times as a Viceroyalty, Spain stole the Peruvian gold and goods that built its rich economy transforming from a weak kingdoms to a worldwide empire.
Peru as a country was created in 1821, after the war of "independence" lead by the Argentinian general Jose de San Martin, who declared the birth of a new nation in the main square of Lima. The Spaniards didn't leave Peru until 1824 when the Venezuelan general Simon Bolivar won the Ayacucho battle and expelled them.
Peru today is more than just a touristic destination. It is a society in evolution. Peruvians are a deeply divided society. The extreme gap between the poor and the rich elite, and a vicious racism, have caused decades of social violence influenced by fanatic groups who fought a guerrilla-styled war since the 70's until the 90's.
Peru today is becoming a world-class economy of free trade but that has bot benefit the majority of its population. Its democracy has ver...
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According to the Real Academia Española, the Spanish-language word "longo" is derived from the Quechua-language word "lungu".
Socialistic hippies like the longos because of their uncivilized Turd World manners.
The diagonally-checkered rainbow flags of the Incas and their descendents, the Quechua people. Recently used as symbols of ethnic pride by these people, wifalas have now fallen somewhat out of favor because of outsiders confusing ihe flags with the rainbow flags of the gay community. Also spelled "wipfalas". The singular form is "wifala" or "wipfala". Pronounced "WEE-fah-lah(ss)".
Levante wifalas de Tahuantinsuyo!