Travel resources for the traveler. Pizarro enters Cajamarca and captures Atahualpa, whom he jails. Atahualpa offers a ransom of gold and silver to win his release.
Peru has a long and rich history. The Spanish conquistadors Francisco Pizarro c. The northern and central part of the South American continent was described as such in all the early chronicles and ethnohistoric accounts.
Although the name Peru was used by foreigners to describe the indigenous Inca population, they called themselves the Tahuantinsuyu meaning "the four-quarters" in Quechua.
To this day, one of the most powerful groups to challenge Peruvian national identity is that of the contemporary Indian population, which at different times in history has seen itself as the rightful heirs of the Inca empire and has resisted European influence on its culture.
The name Peru was pervasive during the colonial period and was used to denominate the larger sections of the powerful viceroyalty of Lima. Upon independence, Peru was the name given to the country.
Peru has an approximate land area ofsquare miles 1, square kilometers and is located in the central western section of the South American continent. Peru is divided into three major regions. The western coast contains dry, desertlike regions to the north as well as to the south, with more agriculturally productive lands along the major valleys formed by the western-draining Andean rivers.
The Central Andes run as the backbone of Peru and are comprised of two large mountain ranges with spectacular snow-capped volcanoes and temperate mountain valleys.
The Andean mountains were the traditional home of the ancestral Inca kingdom. To this day, the Andes support many of the current surviving indigenous populations, some still claiming a direct Inca ancestry.
Finally, in the northeast, the large region of Amazonian tropical forest has recently been the scene of oil exploration and political colonization projects. At the moment of conquest midsthe original indigenous population numbered around 12 million.
Only in the last forty years of the twentieth century was Peru once again able to reach that initial number, since the indigenous population had been almost completely decimated.
There are four major ethnic groups in Peru: Accurate statistics for each of these four populations are difficult to collect because of the fluidity and arbitrariness in defining people as members of each community. The following rough estimates are usually given for each group: In the late twentieth century, the Asian-Peruvian community mainly of Chinese and Japanese descent gained greater public recognition, especially with the election of a Peruvian president of Japanese ancestry Alberto Fujimori.
Spanish and Quechua are both recognized as official languages in Peru. Spanish, however, is the language enforced by both the education system and the government.
Introduced by the Spaniards, Spanish was forced upon the indigenous population throughout the colonial period by the Spanish Crown. The Spanish spoken in Peru is also unique to the region, combining the Castillian tongue with many native Quechua and Aymara terms.
Aymara speakers are typically located in the southern region of the country along the shores of Lake Titicaca, which Peru shares as a border with Bolivia.
Because of large migration within the country, Aymara and Quechua speakers are also found throughout the major urban centers of Peru. Originally spoken by the Incas, Quechua was imposed upon all the populations conquered by them, allowing the Incas an easier medium of communication and domination.
After the Spanish conquest, Quechua gained recognition as the indigenous lingua franca and also took on a characteristic of resistance rather than domination.
The rich African influence also has contributed to a culturally and stylistically distinct variation of Peruvian Spanish. The archaeological remains of the royal Inca estate of Machu Picchu is one of the most striking images emblematic of Peruvian culture.
The majestic image of this ancient ruin perched high in the Andes is used to symbolize the resilience of Peruvian traditions. The fact that Machu Picchu lies on an 8,foot 2, meter mountaintop and that it escaped destruction by the Spaniards looms large in the imaginations of Peruvians and tourists.
Other emblematic figures of Peru are that of the Lake Titicaca and the island of the sun. The island of the sun is the largest of the islands in Lake Titicaca and was considered sacred by the Incas.
As a result of this sacred status, the Incas maintained a temple to the sun on the island and a group of religious servants including celibate women called acllas year round. The highest navigable lake in the world at 12, feet 3, meters above sea level and with an extension of 3, square miles 8, square kilometersTiticaca is a natural border between Peru and Bolivia.
Like other South American countries, Peru also imbues its flag, national anthem, and national coat of arms with sacred value. History and Ethnic Relations Emergence of the Nation.The Cenepa War was the most recent military clash between Ecuador and Peru over a long-standing territorial dispute that dated back to the first decades of the 19th century, when both countries came into being after the Wars of Independence of the Spanish colonies in South rutadeltambor.com: January 26 – February 28, , (1 month and 2 days).
Peru has a long and rich history. The Spanish conquistadors Francisco Pizarro (c–) and Diego de Almagro (–) received news of a mighty and rich empire lying just south of the present territory of Central America. Strategic Implications for the United states and Latin America of the Ecuador-Peru War - Kindle edition by U.S.
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