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Taquile is a Peruvian island on Lake Titicaca, a quite remote location.

It's very cold up there (the lake is 3,812 meters above sea level, and the main village of the island at 3,950 meters), and everyone on the island - children, women, and men - spin and weave.

About 1,700 people live on the small island (5.7 kmē).

The inhabitants still speak Quechua, one of the main languages of the pre-Spanish Inca Empire. Actually, the island was one of the last locations in Peru to be conquered by the Spanish.

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