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In Peru, more than three million people speak Quechua, making the language the most common language of the indigenous people of the Americas. While Quechua has a rich and vibrant history that has carried forward with the vast numbers of people who speak the language today, that legacy has not always translated into modern technology.
As part of its Local Language Program, Microsoft partnered with three universities in Peru to translate Microsoft® Windows® and Microsoft Office into Quechua. Using these programs, students of Incan descent now have access to software in their native language and can communicate with people worldwide.
With their improved technical skills, Quechua speaking students now have greater opportunity to enter the workforce, become professionals, and contribute to the well-being of their communities.
Thanks to the Microsoft Local Language Program, students of Incan descent can embrace their heritage and traditions, learn, and connect with the rest of the world.