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[ar-uh-kee-pah; Spanish ah-re-kee-pah]
  1. a city in S Peru.
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Historical Examples of arequipa

  • Her people are backward, and, at least in Cuzco and Arequipa, I should say the dirtiest in the world.

    Ranching, Sport and Travel

    Thomas Carson

  • Seventy-five of them were sent to the government penitentiary at Arequipa.

  • When relief came our dead and wounded were taken to Arequipa.

  • The people in Arequipa were loyal to the existing government.

  • Our pack train was supposed to have started from Arequipa the day before.

    Inca Land

    Hiram Bingham

British Dictionary definitions for arequipa


  1. a city in S Peru, at an altitude of 2250 m (7500 ft): founded in 1540 on the site of an Inca city. Pop: 791 000 (2005 est)
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