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quipu or quippu (ˈkiːpuː, ˈkwɪpuː, ˈkiːpuː, ˈkwɪpuː)
a device of the Incas of Peru used to record information, consisting of an arrangement of variously coloured and knotted cords attached to a base cord
[C17: from Spanish quipo, from Quechua quipu, literally: knot]
quippu or quippu
[C17: from Spanish quipo, from Quechua quipu, literally: knot]

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