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  1. of or relating to a pre-Incan culture existing c300 b.c.–a.d. c900, chiefly in Peru and Bolivia, characterized by the use of megalithic masonry carved with geometric and animal designs, stone statues, polychrome pottery, and bronze artifacts.
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Also Ti·a·hua·na·cu [tee-uh-wuh-nah-koo] /ˌti ə wəˈnɑ ku/.
Related formsTi·a·hua·na·can, noun
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Examples from the Web for tiahuanaco

Historical Examples

  • Whether there was ever a city at Tiahuanaco there is nothing to shew.

    South America Observations and Impressions

    James Bryce

  • Tiahuanaco is pre-Inca, yet even here the images are clothed.

    Inca Land

    Hiram Bingham

  • The similarity of the figures on Easter Island to the figures at Tiahuanaco has been thought to suggest such a possibility.

  • In Tiahuanaco, where the creation, or rather manufacture of men took place, the creator turned many sinners into stones.

  • The place is Tiahuanaco, or Tihuamacu, as the Indians of the neighbourhood call it.