Quechua and Aymara are related, they belong to a mother tongue known as Quechumara. From this root were born two linguistic families: Jaqi and Quechua.
This is one of the most important languages in America and its real name is Runasimi, standing for human bedings.
A number of seven million Quechua speakers are estimated in America.
Quehua language propagated from the south of Colombia to the north of Argentina and Central Chile. However, in spite of the Inca rule, the language did not remain in Chile.
Along with the numerous toponymics in the north, the Quechua language left its mark in some Mapudungun (Mapuche language) words, as numerals one hundred and one thousand: pataka and guaranka.