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Four Provinces of Peru
Timeline: Vicuña of the East
OTL Equivalent: most of Pacific South America
|Anthem: Intipaq Takin (日ハフ歌)|
Map of Tavantinsuju
|Largest City||Tjintja (チンチャ）|
|Official language||Qhitjva (人語)|
|Recognized regional languages||Agmara, Pukina, Haqaru, Muchik, Mapudungun, Danish, Japanese, Yaghan|
|Demonym||Peruvian, Runa (Qhitjva: 人)|
|Plural||Peruvians, Runakuna (Qhitjva： 人クナ)|
- Sapa Inka
- Prime Minister
| Constitutional Democracy|
Sintji Kusi Inka 勁幸王
Japag Sagva Tjimpag加渡辺
- Kingdom of Cuzco
- National Day
21 June 1197
4 December 1438
- 2011 census
65,201,340 (2011 census)
- Per capita
- Per capita
|Currency||Muju (••) (PEM), Traditional Runachi: 円|
|Drives on the||Left|
The word Peru appeared in the early 16th century. It came from Birú, the name of a local leader from Panamá. The term is rarely used in Peru itself, except in the northern coastel regions. The word entered the Qhitjva language in the late 1600s via Danish, but fell out of use until Spanish-speaking populations began immigrating into the northern regions, especially around Tumpis.
The local name is Tavantinsuju, spelled Tavã-tisuo under the proposed Vaina Qhitsua Ortokrafi (New Qhitjva Orthography), and 四ンチン州 in Runachi, the Japanese-based system of writing formal Quechua. Traditionally it refers to the four provinces that comprise the state.
The following four sections are intentionally vague and will remain so for a while.
Peru is ruled in a presidential system by the Sapa Inka, who presides over the Tavantinsujupa Tinku (Thing of Peru, or 四ンチン州ハ会). His residency and meeting location of the Tinku are both located in the historical Qurikantja (Sun Temple) complex, one of the few buildings in the world completely plated in gold.
Flora and Fauna
Peru is known for being the home of several notable mammals such as the quvi, or guinea pig, ljama (llama), paqutja (alpaca), vanaku (guanaco), and the vik'unja (vicuña), the national animal. The staple crops, which are both autochthonous, are potatoes and kinua (quinoa).
Peru's culture is mainly based off of Andean traditions, but over the years has experienced much influence, notably Danish and Japanese. The main religions are Lutheran Christianity and worship of Inti, the sun God.
The economy of Tavantinsuju is based off of services and industry. Agriculture of rice, kinua, and potatoes is common in the rural areas. Trade takes place out of port cities such as Tjintja.
Many cultures such as the Kotos (Kotosh), Tjavín (Chavín), Paraqas (Paracas), Rimaq (Lima), Naska (Nasca), Mutji (Moche), Tivanaku (Tihuanaco), Vari (Huari), Lampaljiqi (Lambayeque), Tjimu (Chimu), Tjan Tjan (Chan Chan), and Tjintja (Chincha) inhabited the Andes and coastal plain.
The Kingdom of Qusqu, according to legend, was founded by Manqu Qhapaq, the first king of Qusqu around 1200 AD. He married his sister Mama Uqlju united the peoples of the Qusqu Valley. He was said to be the son of Viraqutja, the Qhitjva deity. Following his thirty-year rule, several rulers gained power round the Qusqu area.
Patjakutiq is famous for being the first Sapa Inka to collect a sizeable amount of territory. He is extremely famous as the founder of Tavantinsuju, uniting the four provinces which made up his empire: Tjintjagsuju (猫州), Antisuju (東州), Kuntisuju (西州), and Quljasuju (崇州). They each represented intermediate compass directions and their corners met in Qusqu. Following his rule, he was succeeded by his son Tupaq Inka, who is credited with defeating the last known rivals of Tavantinsuju, the Tjimur. The greatest expansion in Qhitjva history took place under Vagna Qhapaq, son of Tupaq Inka. During his reign, several Spanish expeditions occurred in the region, and he is credited with chasing the Spanish away after their final expedition in 1528. He continued to rule until 1546, by which he had conquered a vast part of the Andes mountains.
During Vagna Qhapaq's rule, Peru began exploring the Amazon. The south did not look promising as far as resources go, so instead he started to expand the province of Antisuju, the Amazon province of the empire.
Following Vagna Qhapaq's death, his eldest son took the throne. He was old at the time.