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mita

[ mee-tuh ]
/ ˈmi tə /
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Definition of mita

noun
a colonial system in Peru by which the Spanish government required Indians to perform periodic forced labor, especially in the mines.
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Origin of mita

First recorded in 1720–30; from South American Spanish, from Quechua mit'a literally, “turn, time”
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