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quipu

noun qui·pu \ˈkē-(ˌ)pü\

Definition of QUIPU

:  a device made of a main cord with smaller varicolored cords attached and knotted and used by the ancient Peruvians (as for calculating)

Origin of QUIPU

Spanish quipo, from Quechua khipu
First Known Use: 1704

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