Calchaqui

noun
Cal·​cha·​qui | \ ¦kalchə¦kē \
plural Calchaqui or Calchaquis

Definition of Calchaqui

1a : an ancient Indian people of northwest Argentina and northern Chile

called also Diaguita

b : a member of such people
2 : the language of the Calchaqui of unknown affinity

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History and Etymology for Calchaqui

Spanish calchaquí, from Calchaquí valley in Argentina

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“Calchaqui.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Calchaqui. Accessed 26 Nov. 2021.

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