Yunca

noun

Yun·​ca
ˈyüŋkə
variants or Yunga
-ŋgə
or less commonly Yunka
-ŋkə
plural Yunca or Yuncas or Yunga or Yungas
1
a
: 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: the language of the Yunca people now superseded by Quechua and Spanish

Word History

Etymology

American Spanish Yunca, Yunga, from yunga, yunca yunga

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“Yunca.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Yunca. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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