Peru. English- Spanish- pronunciation- Hello - – hola – (oh-la) Good morning – Buenos Dias – (bway-nohs dee-ahs) Good bye –Adios – (ah-dee-ohs) Please – Por favor – (por-fah-vor)
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Evidence of settlement in Peru dates back thousands of years but, except for some scattered ruins, little is known of these early peoples. In about 1250 BC groups such as the Chavín, Chimú, Nazca, and Tiahuanaco migrated into the region from the north. The Chimú built the city of Chan Chan about AD 1000, ruins of which remain today.history
Ethnic groups: Amerindian 45%, mestizo (mixed Amerindian and white) 37%, white 15%, other 3%
Religions: Roman Catholic 81%, Seventh Day Adventist 1.4%, other Christian 0.7%, other 0.6%, no religion 16.3%
Languages: Spanish (official), Quechua (official), Aymara, and a large number of minor Amazonian languages
Major International airports: Lima & Cusco
Currency: Nuevo sol (10 Soles = US$3)Fact file cont.
ECONOMYPeru's economy has shown strong growth over the past seven years, averaging 6.8% a year, helped by market-oriented economic reforms and privatizations in the 1990s, and measures taken since 2001 to promote trade and attract investment.
GDP grew 9.8% in 2008, 8.9% in 2007, 7.7% in 2006, and 6.8% in 2005.Economy