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TORRES RUBIO, Diego de, South American educator, born in Valencia, Spain, in 1547; died in Chuquisaca, Bolivia, 13 April, 1638. He entered the Society of Jesus, and went to Peru in 1579. He devoted himself Mmost entirely to the study of the native dialects, which he taught in Chuquisaca for thirty years. He published "Grammatica et Vocabularium linguarum Aymarae, et Quichuae, quarum est usus in Peruvio" (Rome, 1603); "Arte de la lengua Aymara," which is very rare and commands a high price (Lima, 1616)" and " Arte de la lengua Quechua" (1619).
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