The stature is rather below the average, but there are tall individuals, who as a rule resemble the Aymara type.
It must be pointed out, however, that other authorities regard the Aymara and Quichua as entirely distinct.
The Quechua is lighter and yellower than the Aymara, and more of a Mongolian type.
The Aymara is a little above the average height, has the chest strongly developed, the calves powerful, and the feet small.
On days of festival the Aymara replaces the poncho by a sort of tight-fitting tunic.
The Aymara woman wears several of these petticoats superimposed, which gives her a very bulky look about the hips.
In the south, Aymara is chiefly spoken; but further north, Quechua is the commoner language.
Everything dear to the heart of the Aymara Indian is offered for sale, including quantities of his favorite beverages.
The Aymara Indian rarely uses animal food, as to do so he would require to kill one of his beloved Llamas.
Chuncho has also been used to describe one of three aboriginal stocks of Peru, the others being Quichua and Aymara.