Quechua

noun Que·chua \ ˈke-chə-wə , ˈkech-wə \

Definition of Quechua

plural Quechua or Quechuas
1 : a family of languages spoken by Indian peoples of Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile, and Argentina
2 a : a member of an Indian people of central Peru
b : a group of peoples forming the dominant element of the Inca Empire

Quechuan

play \ˈke-chə-wən, ˈkech-wən\ adjective or noun

Origin and Etymology of quechua

Spanish, probably from Southern Peruvian Quechua qheswa (simi), literally, valley speech


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