Chinchaisuyu

noun

Chin·​chai·​su·​yu
ˌchēnˌchīˈsü(ˌ)yü
variants or Chinchasuyu
-chəˈs-
plural Chinchaisuyu or Chinchaisuyus or Chinchasuyu or Chinchasuyus
1
: the peoples of a territorial division of the Inca empire occupying most of central and northern Peru and Ecuador and their present-day descendants
2
: the dialects of Quechua spoken by the Chinchaisuyu peoples

Word History

Etymology

Quechua chinchaysúyu

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“Chinchaisuyu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chinchaisuyu. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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