American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The Quechuan language of the Inca empire, now widely spoken throughout the Andes highlands from southern Colombia to Chile.
- n. A member of a South American Indian people originally constituting the ruling class of the Inca empire.
- n. A member of a Quechuan-speaking people.
- n. A member of one of several South American ethnic groups that spans Peru, Bolivia, northwestern Argentina, northern Chile, and in Ecuador and southern Colombia.
- n. The language spoken by these people.
- n. the language of the Quechua which was spoken by the Incas
- n. a member of a South American Indian people in Peru who were formerly the ruling class of the Inca empire
- n. a community of South American Indians in Peru who were formerly the ruling class of the Incan Empire
- Spanish, from Quechua qichwa (literally "temperate valley") (Wiktionary)
- Spanish, from Quechua kkechuwa, plunderer. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Lawa = youngest child of Mwezi and Ng; after graduation works at ejida on Byli, then comes to work at ejida on Riesig; eventual partner of Qala (name means soup in Quechua)”
“They entered singing an anonymous melody from 17th-century Perú, with text in Quechua (an indigenous language), walking deliberately, and finished on the small wooden stage.”
“You’re going to have to give us all a lesson in Quechua … or is it Russian/Moldovan/Lao/some Spanish phrase I have forgotten??”
“He was speaking Quechua, which is a language native to inhabitants of the mountains of Peru, thousands of miles south of Kentucky.”
“Pucara means 'shining' in a tongue called Quechua, which was the principal language of my ancestors who lived on the continent of South America.”
“The Incas - The Incas, or sometimes known as the Quechua, living from A.D.”
“Even if we put aside the ancient Quechua, which is mostly spoken in the rural Andes, it still may be challenging to find a”
“July, 2000 corrector Andrew Rouner, The Electronic Text Center All Native American words have been tagged as "Quechua," though the author makes finer distinctions; not all foreign words have their language of origin indicated in the text, so in some cases, an educated guess was required to tag a word as Spanish or Quechuan. etextcenter@virginia. edu.”
“The words of this song is in Quechua which is an ancient language spoken by the Incas and Peruvians of”
“The words of this song is in Quechua which is an ancient language spoken by the Incas and Peruvians of South America.”
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