from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A subgroup of the Quechumaran languages, the most important language being Quechua.
- adj. Of or relating to the Quechua or their language or culture.
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- adj. Of, or pertaining, to the Quechua people or language.
- n. A member of the Quechua people.
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- n. the language of the Quechua which was spoken by the Incas
- adj. of or relating to the Quechua or their language
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Note: Bolivian customs allow for Quechuan grandmothers to adopt these rules of behavior fifteen minutes in to the trip.
Note: The bus driver will complain loudly about time lost while retrieving Quechuan grandmother.
Note: This rule holds true not only for gringos but for Bolivianos of all ages, up to and including 80 year old Quechuan grandmothers.
The Aymarans consider themselves Aymarans first, and the Quechuans Quechuan.
Jenna, along with another teenager, used hand puppets to teach the Quechuan natives about hygiene and sanitary practices.
Over the succeeding centuries, Quechuan culture appropriated knitting and added its own spectacular innovations.
The tea, hoasca, which in the Quechuan Indian language means "vine of the soul," "vine of the dead," and "vision vine," comes from the Amazon rainforest.
Simon Foster arrived home from Peru, where he had acclimatized to the altitude, learned to speak Quechuan, grown an impressive beard, and bought or made a selection of brightly colored, simply woven garments that hung, Guevara-like, about his person.
The elder of the village stated that the Quechuan word means "a coming together of community, to work for the betterment of all."
The best Mandarax could do was to identify one word in twenty, maybe, as being closely related to Quechuan, the lingua franca of the Inca Empire.