noun In·ca \ˈiŋ-kə\

Definition of INCA

a :  a member of the Quechuan peoples of Peru maintaining an empire until the Spanish conquest
b :  a king or noble of the Inca empire
:  a member of any people under Inca influence
In·ca·ic \in-ˈkā-ik\ adjective
In·can \ˈiŋ-kən\ adjective

Origin of INCA

Spanish, from Quechua inka ruler of the Inca empire
First Known Use: 1594


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