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yapa...

Yapa means to add a little more, something extra, a bonus, as a favour.
Bolivia. La Paz.
At the market places of La Paz, El Alto or Cochabamba it is customary to say to the seller, 'yapa, yapa'; a little bit more.

Bolivia has three official languages, Spanish, Quechua and Aymara. Yapa comes from Quechua, the language of the indigenous Quechuas, which make up about 30% of the population. Sometimes the locals use the word ñapa - it means the same thing, as in 'Dos veces mas de ñapa.' - 'Twice more for good measure.'
 
 
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BOLIVA - 2008


 
 
Location: South America
Status: UN Country
Capital City: La Paz
Main Cities: Cochabamba, Oruro, Santa Cruz, Sucre (Judicial Capital)
Population: 7,888,000
Area: 1,098,580 km2
Currency: 1 Bolivian peso = 100 centavos
Languages: Spanish, Quechua, Aymará
Religions: Roman Catholic
 
 


 
 
 

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