Their life is absolutely distinct from that of their Quechua neighbors.
The word pampa belongs to the Quechua language, language of the Incas.
The Quechua is lighter and yellower than the Aymara, and more of a Mongolian type.
The Quechua yaravis have been to some extent improved by the modern Bolivians.
For the rest, the Incas endeavoured to spread the language of Cuzco, the Quechua, throughout their empire.
In the south, Aymara is chiefly spoken; but further north, Quechua is the commoner language.
This is practically the extent of the ancient empire of the Incas, the best known nation among the Quechua peoples.
The lowland Indian never falls into the abject condition of his Quechua brother on the plateau.
This name, in Quechua, signifies 'copper-bearing,' and copper was extensively used by the Incas.
The Quechua women are distinguished from the Aymaras chiefly by their hats, which are flatter.
Indian people of Peru and surrounding regions, 1811, from Spanish, from Quechua kechua "plunderer, destroyer." Also the name of their language. Related: Quechuan.