ca·​chua | \ kəˈchüə, ˈkäch(ˌ)wä \
variants: or less commonly kashua \ kəˈshüə , ˈkäsh(ˌ)wä \ or kaswa \ ˈkä(ˌ)swä \
plural -s

Definition of cachua

1 : a Peruvian dance in rapid unsyncopated 2/4 time
2 : the music for a cachua

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First Known Use of cachua

1860, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for cachua

American Spanish cachúa

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“Cachua.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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