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Aymaran or Aymara is a South American language.
There are roughly 1.6 million Bolivian speakers, 420,000 Peruvian speakers and 15,000 Chilean speakers. At the time of the Spanish conquest, in the sixteenth century, Aymara was the dominant language over a much larger area than today, including most of highland Peru south of Cuzco. Over the centuries Aymara has gradually lost speakers both to Spanish and to Quechua; today, many Peruvian and Bolivian communities which were once Aymara-speaking speak Quechua.