noun Que·chua \ˈke-chə-wə, ˈkech-wə\
plural Quechua or Quechuas

Definition of QUECHUA

:  a family of languages spoken by Indian peoples of Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile, and Argentina
a :  a member of an Indian people of central Peru
b :  a group of peoples forming the dominant element of the Inca Empire
Que·chu·an \-wən\ adjective or noun

Origin of QUECHUA

Spanish, probably from Southern Peruvian Quechua qheswa (simi), literally, valley speech
First Known Use: 1840

Rhymes with QUECHUA


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