Even through Spanish is the primary language of 90% of Ecuadorians, over two million still speak another official language — Kichwa, an Ecuadorian form of Quechua, which is the most widely spoken of all indigenous language groups in South America.  Linguists call Quechua a “language group” rather than a language because there are so many variants that are similar in many ways but also sometimes unintelligible to one another.

More about Kichwa | About the Ecuadorian Kichwa people | More about the Quechua language group | About the ethnic Quechua people

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