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Cuzco

[koos-koh; Spanish koos-kaw] /ˈkus koʊ; Spanish ˈkus kɔ/
noun
1.
a city in S Peru: ancient Inca ruins.
Also, Cusco.
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Cuzco

/Spanish ˈkusko/
noun
1.
a city in S central Peru: former capital of the Inca Empire, with extensive Inca remains; university (1692). Pop: 307 000 (2005 est)
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Word Origin and History for Cuzco

city in Peru, former capital of the Inca Empire, from Quechua (Inca), literally "navel," in a figurative meaning "center" (of the world, as the navel is the center of the body). Other places known as "navel of the world" include Delphi, Jerusalem, Rome, Easter Island, and Mount Kailash in Tibet.

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