Welcome to Tuna Runa

About Tuna Runa

First, what does Tuna Runa mean and why is Dr. Bernal so interested in fish? Tuna Runa actually means "small people" in Quechua. Quechua is a language spoken in South American. Dr. Bernal's father comes from Bolivia in South America and her grandmother actually speaks Quechua. "Tuna" means small and "Runa" means people. Jabba the Hutt Jabba

Factoid: In the Star Wars movies, the Hutt's (like The Jabba the Hutt) were actually speaking a verision of Quechua!

Dr. Bernal chose the words Tuna Runa for the technology space because it is simple to remember, it means something, and there are not inappropriate sites with a similar name.