Quechua [ kech- uh-wah, kech-w uh ] SHOW IPA / ˈkɛtʃ ə wɑ, ˈkɛtʃ wə / PHONETIC RESPELLING noun, plural Quech·uas, ( especially collectively) Quech·ua for 2. the language of the Incan civilization, presently spoken by about 8 million people in Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina. a member of an Indigenous people of Peru speaking Quechua. adjective of or relating to the Quechua or their language; Quechuan.
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Kech·ua, Kech·uan, Quech·uan; Quich·ua [ keech-wah, -w uh] /ˈkitʃ wɑ, -wə/
Origin of Quechua
First recorded in 1680–90; from Spanish
Quechua, Quichua, possibly from Quechua qichwa, qhichwa “temperate valley, people who live in a temperate valley”; possibly from Quechua kkechúwa “robber, plunderer” Words nearby Quechua Quebecker
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How to use Quechua in a sentence British Dictionary definitions for Quechua noun plural -uas or -ua a member of any of a group of South American Indian peoples of the Andes, including the Incas the language or family of languages spoken by these peoples, possibly distantly related to the Tupï-Guarani family Derived forms of Quechua Quechuan, Kechuan or Quichuan, adjective, noun
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