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mita

[mee-tuh] /ˈmi tə/
noun
1.
a colonial system in Peru by which the Spanish government required Indians to perform periodic forced labor, especially in the mines.
Origin of mita
1720-1730
1720-30; American Spanish < Quechua mit'a literally, turn, time
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