It is the original name of the Quechua language. Rune means person, human, people and simi wants to say word, language, language, language, voice. Therefore "runa simi" would mean people's language, people's language or human language. Other original names of the Quechua language are qheswa, qhichwa or kichua and it actually refers to the geographical area where you live : cold land ranging from 2 . 000 to 4. 000 meters (high or mountain range of the Andes).