RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A contribution on linguistic diversity, aired on state educational television, has triggered a wave of outrage among conservatives and revived debates that were thought to have been overcome long ago.

The 16-year-old TV documentary, which was again aired on state educational television during the Covid-19 lockdown, seems to only treat a matter of common knowledge: In Peru there are different spoken variations of Spanish, influenced by the country’s cultural and linguistic diversity.

Peruvians from various regions of the country have their say in this article, each presenting their own accents and idioms . . .

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