The road is a rope that binds communities and allows us to live as one family.
—Panfilo Sulca (Quechua), Sarhua, Ayacucho, Peru, 2010
Tawantinsuyu Today—The Road Links Us to the Past
Descendants of the Inka today live in Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, and Colombia. Many maintain Inka traditions in their languages, arts, celebrations, and religion. Millions speak Quechua and Aymara. Ayni (reciprocity) is still a way of life. Reverence for Pachamama (Mother Earth) remains strong.
Although much of the Qhapaq Ñan has disappeared, approximately 500 communities still use parts of it. The road continues to link people—past and present—physically and spiritually.