ayllu

noun
ayl·​lu | \ ˈī(ˌ)lü \
plural -s

Definition of ayllu

1 : a sib or clan that constituted the basic socioeconomic unit of Inca society
2 : a present-day Peruvian highland community of extended families that owns some land in common and that serves as an administrative unit

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Quechua áyllu

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“Ayllu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ayllu. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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