Quechua

Quechua

[kech-wah, -wuh]
noun, plural Quechuas (especially collectively) Quechua for 2.
1.
the language of the Inca civilization, presently spoken by about 7 million people in Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina.
2.
a member of an Indian people of Peru speaking Quechua.
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Quechua, Kechua or Quichua (ˈkɛtʃwə)
 
n , -uas, -ua
1.  a member of any of a group of South American Indian peoples of the Andes, including the Incas
2.  the language or family of languages spoken by these peoples, possibly distantly related to the Tupï-Guarani family
 
Kechua, Kechua or Quichua
 
n
 
Quichua, Kechua or Quichua
 
n
 
'Quechuan, Kechua or Quichua
 
adj, —n
 
'Kechuan, Kechua or Quichua
 
adj, —n
 
'Quichuan, Kechua or Quichua
 
adj, —n

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Quechua
1840, from Sp., from Quechua kechua "plunderer, destroyer." Indian people of Peru and surrounding regions.
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