A 2015 study by the market research company GfK Perú found that only 8% of people surveyed said they spoke English. Half of those English speakers lived in Lima and almost a third were under 25 years of age. From my experience living and traveling in Peru, the GfK Perú survey sounds about right.
Do many people speak English in Peru?
English isn’t widely spoken outside the tourist areas of Peru, so these Spanish words and phrases might come in handy. Spanish is the primary and official language of Peru, followed by Quechua, Aymara, and other indigenous languages. English is not commonly spoken outside of tourist areas.
What percentage of Peru speaks Spanish?
Around 84% of Peruvians speak Spanish, the official national language. Even so, over 26% of the population speaks a first language other than Spanish. Quechua is the second most commonly spoken language (13%), followed by Aymara (2%), and both have official status.
How do you say hello in Aymara?
Basics. Hello. Hello. Laphi(informal), jay.
How do you say hello in Quechua?
A collection of useful phrases mainly in the Cusco dialect of Quechua, as spoken in Cusco in Peru.
Useful phrases in Quechua.
|Hello (General greeting)||Rimaykullayki Napaykullayki|
What percent of Peru speaks Quechua?
Statistics vary, but the number of Quechua speakers in Perú is estimated at four and a half million, approximately 19 percent of the total population.