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Game On: Getting to Know Peru

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Game On: Getting to Know Peru

The story behind the words in The Search


You just finished The Search about Peru (and if you haven't, you still can: download Game On).

Now you want to know more about the words you found. We’ll save you a Google search and give you just a bit more info word by word …


Spanish: One of Peru’s four official languages.
 
Andean: Refers to the Andes, the world’s largest continental mountain range, part of which extends into Peru.

Amazon: Not the online retailer, but the rainforest, part of which is in Peru.

Inca: Refers to the Inca Empire, which included Peru before Peru existed.
 
Machu Picchu: Wait—you’ve never heard of Machu Picchu? Okay. It’s a famous Inca site in Peru.

Llosa: As in Mario Vargos Llosa, “a Peruvian writer, politician, journalist, essayist, college professor and recipient of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature”—that’s what Wikipedia says.

Quechua: One of Peru’s four official languages.

Lima: The capital of Peru. Also a region, a province and a district​.

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Pshh: Answers for the Quiz: 1. c; 2. b; 3. c.

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A version of this article appears in the Summer 2015 issue of Childview.​

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