yanacona

noun
ya·​na·​co·​na | \ ˌyänəˈkōnə \
plural -s

Definition of yanacona

: a Peruvian or Bolivian Indian serf or servant on an estate

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History and Etymology for yanacona

American Spanish, from Quechua yanacuna, plural of yana servant, slave

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“Yanacona.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yanacona. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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