noun ayl·lu \ˈī(ˌ)lü\

Definition of ayllu



  1. 1 :  a sib or clan that constituted the basic socioeconomic unit of Inca society

  2. 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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Origin and Etymology of ayllu

Quechua áyllu

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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