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Peru: The Hub of Cultural Diversity

Updated: Sep 27, 2020

From hills of greenery to unique cultures and even unsolvable mysteries, Peru has it all, and Evolution Hope looks forward to sharing a glimpse of its beauty with you!

One of the most fascinating sights in Peru is the Mysterious Nasca Lines that were first viewed from air in 1927. This collection of lines is composed of more than 70 human figures and animals. Its lines are up to 30 miles long, and the site remains one of the world’s greatest archaeological mysteries to this day. While scientists believe that the majority of these lines were created by the Nasca people back in 700 A.D, there is minimal tangible evidence. The Nasca lived on the southern coast of Peru, and pars of their culture translated into later Peruvians groups.

Today's Main Cultural Groups:

It is important to note Peru has three official languages; Spanish, Quechua and Aymara.

Shipibo culture

The Shipibos culture belongs to the great Pano linguistic family. The majority of the Shipibos live in the Ucayali Region in the lower jungle of Peru. The Shipibos cover their needs by manufacturing everything that is indispensable. Their markets are the jungle, full of plants, animals, rivers and lagoons.

Aymara Culture

The Aymaras are an indigenous ethnic group from the Andean and highland regions of South America. The Aymara Culture was developed in the highland region for many centuries before becoming a people subjected to the Inca Culture, and later of the Spaniards in the century. With the Spanish-American wars of Independence (1810-1825) the Aymaras became citizens of the countries of Bolivia and Peru, but after the War of the Pacific (1879-1883) Chile annexed territories and acquired a large Aymara population. 

Ashaninka Culture

The Ashaninka constitute people proud of their culture who are configured with a deep feeling of freedom. Undoubtedly, it is the most prominent ethnic group.  Ashaninka people are an Amazonian ethnic group belonging to the Arawak linguistic family, they have traditionally been better known as campas.

Being a prominent and successful nation, Peru has set an example for a number of countries to follow. Yet, just like any country, Peru has its needs. Follow Evolution's Journey as we work to address some of the specific needs in Peru, while adhering and celebrating their cultures along the way.

Article Credit: Ridhima Purohit

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