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05/17/2014 11:02 am ET Updated Jun 09, 2014

9 Quechua Words You Didn't Know You Were Saying

With more than 8 million speakers, Quechua is the most widely spoken indigenous language of the Americas. Once the language joining the Inca empire of Western South America, most Quechua speakers live in the three countries of Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia, with pockets of speakers in other countries of South America and, of course, some speakers in the United States.

Quechua may have had more of an impact on English than you thought. Check out these 9 English words derived from Quechua below.

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