There are four major ethnic groups in Peru: (1) whites (of European ancestry); (2) mestizos (of mixed European and Indian ancestry—pejoratively referred to as cholos ); (3) Indians (of Native American ancestry); and (4) Afro-Peruvians (of African descent).Accurate statistics for each of these four populations are difficult to collect because of the fluidity and arbitrariness in defining people as members of each community.I enjoy laughing, great conversations, not into tslking politics. Having dinner with friends and family is enjoyable, a g.. I'm always in a good mood,and I do not let people bring me down or get peopl..Introduced by the Spaniards, Spanish was forced upon the indigenous population throughout the colonial period by the Spanish Crown.This enforced linguistic practice continued throughout Peru's republic period (from the 1830s to the present).
Although Quechua is spoken by most of Peru's Indian population, a significant amount of the Indian population speak Aymara as their native language.This strong southern current, called El Niño because it occurs around Christmas, is responsible for a warming of the water temperature off the Peruvian coast that leads to great rainfalls, large-level floods along the coast, and periods of drought along the southern highlands. Peru's population in 2000 was approximately 25 million.At the moment of conquest (mid-1500s), the original indigenous population numbered around 12 million.To this day, the Andes support many of the current surviving indigenous populations, some still claiming a direct Inca ancestry.Finally, in the northeast, the large region of Amazonian tropical forest has recently been the scene of oil exploration and political colonization projects.