mita

[ mee-tuh ]

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

1
First recorded in 1720–30; from South American Spanish, from Quechua mit'a literally, “turn, time”

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