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. The indigenous population of Panama referred to this powerful state as the land of Piru or Peru (word meaning "land of abundance" in the region's native Quechua tongue). The Spanish conquistadors Francisco Pizarro (c.1475–1541) and Diego de Almagro (1475–1538) received news of a mighty and rich empire lying just south of the present territory of Central America.
In the late twentieth century, the Asian-Peruvian community (mainly of Chinese and Japanese descent) gained greater public recognition, especially with the election of a Peruvian president of Japanese ancestry (Alberto Fujimori).Both Asian populations have similar migration histories starting in the late 1800s and tend to be incorporated into the same racial/ethnic category. Spanish and Quechua are both recognized as official languages in Peru.Spanish, however, is the language enforced by both the education system and the government.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..