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From "Marc O'Brien" <>
Subject Re: Quechua? And other Native American languages?
Date Fri, 03 Jan 2014 04:19:26 GMT
  NapaykullaykiI (hello in Quechua),

I was down in Peru last year and was amazed with the number of people
speaking Quechua around the country.  It is still an active language and
supporting that gets an A+ from me

Happy New Year!


On Thu, Jan 2, 2014 at 7:04 PM, Louis Suárez-Potts <> wrote:

> According to Wikipedia—and in this case I choose not to disbelieve
> it—about 8-10M people speak (and implicitly use) Quechua, the ancient
> language of South America.
> Like other Native American languages, software support (inter alia) is
> lacking. However, the regions where Quechua prevails is also where national
> bodies have expressed interest in open source and even OpenOffice: Peru,
> Bolivia, Ecuador, to name but three.
> Do we have a current localization effort for Quechua (or for that matter,
> for other Native American languages? I once tried getting this going; but
> that was too early in the game.) I don't know if there is an interest here,
> on this list, for a Quechua localization. I do have contacts in those
> regions and they may be able to shed some light on whatever resources could
> be brought to bear, if there is interest. Certainly, I believe there
> *ought* to be interest, as having a productivity tool like AOO would make,
> as a start, the use of ICT easier.
> -louis
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