a member of any of the dominant groups of South American Indian peoples who established an empire in Peru prior to the Spanish conquest.
a ruler or member of the royal family in the Incan empire.
- In·ca·ic [ing-key-ik, in-], /ɪŋˈkeɪ ɪk, ɪn-/, adjective
- Incan, noun, adjective
- pseudo-Incan, adjective, noun
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How to use Inca in a sentence
How did the Inca get giant blocks of stone up mountains 500 years ago without the use of wheels?
Especially when the leader in question is that Inca of Incas, the president of the United States.What the Rest of the World Thinks of America’s Shutdown | | October 3, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Among the Inca, quinoa was known as “chisaya mama” or “the mother grain,” and was treated with ritual ceremony.
It was the case in Peru, where the Inca was the direct representative on earth of the solar deity.Man And His Ancestor | Charles Morris
The high priest was second in dignity only to the Inca, and he was generally closely related to this ruler.
Blasphemy against the sun was considered as bad as treason against the Inca, and both were punished with death.
The registers were always submitted to the perusal of the Inca, and, subsequently, kept in the capital.
What reasons actuated the Inca we have no means of ascertaining.South American Fights and Fighters | Cyrus Townsend Brady
British Dictionary definitions for Inca
a member of a South American Indian people whose great empire centred on Peru lasted from about 1100 ad to the Spanish conquest in the early 1530s and is famed for its complex culture
the ruler or king of this empire or any member of his family
- Incan, adjective
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