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Titicaca

[ tit-i-kah-kuh; Spanish tee-tee-kah-kah ]
/ ˌtɪt ɪˈkɑ kə; Spanish ˌti tiˈkɑ kɑ /
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noun

Lake Titicaca, a lake on the boundary between southern Peru and western Bolivia, in the Andes: the largest lake in the region; the highest large lake in the world. 3,200 square miles (8,290 square kilometers); 12,508 feet (3,812 meters) above sea level.

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Origin of Titicaca

First recorded in 1750–55; from Spanish (Lago) Titicaca, from Quechua Titiqaqa (Qucha)
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Titicaca
/ (Spanish titiˈkaka) /

noun

Lake Titicaca a lake between S Peru and W Bolivia, in the Andes: the highest large lake in the world; drained by the Desaguadero River flowing into Lake Poopó. Area: 8135 sq km (3141 sq miles). Altitude: 3809 m (12 497 ft). Depth: 370 m (1214 ft)
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