Definition of Quechua

1. Noun. A member of a South American Indian people in Peru who were formerly the ruling class of the Inca empire.

Exact synonyms: Kechua
Generic synonyms: South American Indian
Specialized synonyms: Inca, Incan, Inka
Derivative terms: Kechuan, Quechuan



2. Noun. A community of South American Indians in Peru who were formerly the ruling class of the Incan Empire.
Exact synonyms: Kechua
Generic synonyms: Community

3. Noun. The language of the Quechua which was spoken by the Incas.

Definition of Quechua

1. Proper noun. A member of one of several South American ethnic groups that spans Peru, Bolivia, northwestern Argentina, northern Chile, and in Ecuador and southern Colombia. ¹

2. Proper noun. The language spoken by these people. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quechua

Quatrefages de Breau
Quebec
Quebec Bridge
Quebec City
Quebec Sign Language
Quebecer
Quebecers
Quebecism
Quebecker
Quebeckers
Quebecois
Quebracho crested tinamou
Quebracho crested tinamous
Quechan
Quechua (current term)
Quechuan
Quechuan language
Queckenstedt
Queckenstedt's test
Queckenstedt-Stookey test
Queen's Counsel
Queen's English
Queen Anne
Queen Anne's Bounty
Queen Anne's lace
Queen Charlotte Islands
Queen Charlotte Sound

Literary usage of Quechua

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1. A Supplement to A Guide to Manuscripts Relating to the American Indian in by Daythal Kendall, John F. Freeman (1982)
"Re: Harrington's work on the Hokan nature of Quechua; Pima-Papago. [4017(C19)] 4691. ... Includes: grammatical sketch of Quechua; very brief sketch of ..."

2. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1898)
"This is certainly the Quechua 1 Anthropologie der Naturvölker, Bd. iii, pp. 432, 433. ... Martius thought it a hybrid of Quechua and Tupi. ..."

3. The Races of Man: An Outline of Anthropology and Ethnography by Joseph Deniker (1900)
"The Quechua Linguistic Family is one of the reaching of South America. The Quechua dialects ar spoken to-day on the coast, and along the chain of the from ..."

4. The Peccary--with Observations on the Introduction of Pigs to the New World by R. A. Donkin (1985)
"The Canelo adopted Quechua from the close of the sixteenth century. ... 53 (Quechua, collared peccary). 140 Paz Soldán, 1862: pp. 532, 686. ..."

5. Papers of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University by Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology (1900)
"750). Buschmann likewise identified the word galpón = great hall or house. He also expressed the opinion that "the Quechua word pampa resembles the Mexican ..."

6. The Fundamental Principles of Old and New World Civilizations: A Comparative by Zelia Nuttall (1901)
"Buschmann likewise identified the word galpón — great hall or house. He also expressed the opinion that "the Quechua word /«///i/«1 resembles the Mexican ..."

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