Broadcasts in a Native Language, Speaking to Every Corner of Peru

Luis Soto is narrating Peru’s first appearance at the World Cup since 1982 in his native language, Quechua, the latest move to keep a fading oral tradition alive.

The language of soccer games is ripe with phrases, metaphors and clichés that reflect modern life: a coach who parks the bus, a midfielder who shoots rockets, a striker who scores with a bicycle kick. But at 11,000 feet in the Peruvian Andes, the vocabulary changes. That is where Luis Soto, who hosts a daily sports program on Radio Inti Raymi, is narrating Peru’s first appearance at the World Cup since 1982 in his native language, Quechua. Read More via NYTimes.

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