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Term: Perú

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Area was inhabited by 8000 BC; advanced cultures existed by 13th cen.; seat of Incan empire established ca. 1230, conquest of neighbors began in 1438; Spanish arrived in 1524, invaded Incan area & killed king; area remained loyal to Spain into 19th cen.;official languages are Spanish & Quechua, though Aymar$00a is also spoken.

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