Definition of Kechua

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

Exact synonyms: Quechua
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: Quechua
Generic synonyms: Community

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

Lexicographical Neighbors of Kechua

Keano
Keara
Kearney
Kearns
Kearns-Sayre syndrome
Keating-Hart
Keating-Hart's method
Keaton
Keatonesque
Keats
Keatsian
Keavy
Keb
Kebecois
Keble
Kechua (current term)
Kechuan
Kecskemét
Kedah
Kedaung Kali Angke
Keddie
Keddy
Keegan
Keeley
Keelin
Keelung
Keen
Keen's operation
Keen's sign
Keene

Literary usage of Kechua

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1892)
"Kechua radical.* Dr. Middendorf holds his opinion not so much on the evidence, as to support his favorite theory that the Kechua civilization was derived ..."

2. The American Race: A Linguistic Classification and Ethnographic Description by Daniel Garrison Brinton (1891)
"Its grammar and phonetics are closely analogous to those of the southern Kechua dialects, and about one- fourth of its vocabulary is clearly traceable to ..."

3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1880)
"Aimara is a highly developed language, though much less studied by scientists than the Kechua, because this had the prerogative of being the idiom of the ..."

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