Quechua Language: The ancient Language behind our Collection
When you were reading the names of our products did you think that they sounded different or unusual?.... You were right! We've chosen Quechua names for our first collection.
What is Quechua?
Quechua or Runasimi ("peoples language") is a native language spoken in Peru, Ecuador, Argentina, Colombia, Bolivia, and Chile. It is slightly different from one country to the other and it was the official language during Inca Times.
Approximately 13-19% in Peru, a country of over 32 million people can speak Quechua today. While it's mostly learned at home and Spanish at school, nowadays you can even learn Quechua online and it seems that in the last few years the Quechua spoken population has increased.
In 1975 Peru was the first country to recognize Quechua as an official language. Later, in 2006 and 2009 Ecuador and Bolivia followed in Peru's footsteps.
According to the philosophy of the Andes, people carry the names of the grand manifestations of nature and life. In case you are curious about the meaning of the Quechua names your garments have we have included a list for you.
Achiq: Light, bright
Achiyaku: Clear Water
Inkasisa: Royal Flower
Kuna: To give
Nuna: Soul, spirit
Taki: Song, music
Urma: The one that drops good things in her path
FUN FACT: Besides Nature addicts, we are also animal lovers and we have a beautiful GSD named Nuna, just like her name she has a great adventurous spirit and a love for the mountains.