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Quechua

or Kech·ua, Kech·uan, Quech·uan, Quich·ua

[ kech-wah, -wuh ]
/ ˈkɛtʃ wɑ, -wə /
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noun, plural Quech·uas, (especially collectively) Quech·ua for 2.

the language of the Inca civilization, presently spoken by about 7 million people in Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina.
a member of an Indian people of Peru speaking Quechua.

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Quechua

Kechua Quichua

/ (ˈkɛtʃwə) /

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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