The Little Prince in Quechua

I met my great-grandmother on my first trip to Peru when I was ten years old. I couldn’t speak to her since she only spoke Quechua, the nearly extinct language of the Incas. My grandmother can speak it fluently, my mother has forgotten a lot of it and I only know a few words.

Recently a Peruvian professor, Demetrio Tupac Yupanqui began a crusade to save the Quechua language and translated Don Quixote.

It’s a beautiful book and has become a collector’s item, one I was never able to track down, but I did find a translated copy of The Little Prince:

Little Prince Cover
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