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Peru

The Culture of Peru

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LANGUAGE
Peru is a predominantly Spanish speaking country. Quechua, an indigenous language of the Andean regionalong with Spanish are the official languages of Peru.  Aymara and many other indigenous Amazonian languages are also present in Peru

ETHNICITY
About half of Peru's population are American Indians, or descendants of the indigenous people. Mestizo's (mixed Indians and white) and whites make up another large portion of the population. The rest is a mixture of Black, Japanese, Chinese and others.

Amerindian 45%, mestizo (mixed Amerindian and white) 37%, white 15%, black, Japanese, Chinese, and other 3%