[ chool-puh ]
/ ˈtʃul pə /
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a type of prehistoric stone tower, found in Brazil and Peru, having living quarters over a burial chamber.
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Origin of chulpa
First recorded in 1865–70; from Latin American Spanish, from Aymara chullpa
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How to use chulpa in a sentence
Another variety (the chulpa) was really a stone tower erected above ground, twelve to thirty feet high.The Story of Extinct Civilizations of the West|Robert E. Anderson
The great mass of a chulpa is solid, but within is a dome-shaped chamber, into which the opening seen in the cut leads.The Prehistoric World|E. A. Allen