mita

noun
mi·​ta | \ ˈmētə \
plural -s

Definition of mita

: a forced-labor draft imposed by the Spaniards on the indigenous inhabitants of Peru

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History and Etymology for mita

American Spanish, from Quechua mit'a, literally, turn, time

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“Mita.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mita. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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