Yun·​ca | \ ˈyüŋkə\
variants: or Yunga \ -​ŋgə \ or less commonly Yunka \ -​ŋkə \
plural Yunca or Yuncas or Yunga or Yungas

Definition of Yunca

1a : a group of Indian peoples of the coast of Peru
b : a member of any of the peoples of this group
2 : the language of the Yunca people now superseded by Quechua and Spanish

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History and Etymology for Yunca

American Spanish Yunca, Yunga, from yunga, yunca yunga

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