mit·​i·​mae | \ ˌmitəˈmäˌā \
plural -s

Definition of mitimae

1 : a member of a part of a conquered people forced by the Incas to settle in a distant area
2 : compulsory transplantation and colonization of conquered peoples under the Incas

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History and Etymology for mitimae

American Spanish (Peru), from Quechua mitma, literally, foreigner, stranger

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“Mitimae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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