quechua


quechua
adj.
Quechuan.
f. & m.
Quechua (person).
m.
Quechua (idioma).
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quechua
adjetivo
1 Quechua
nombre masulino o femenino
1 (persona) Quechua
nombre masculino quechua
1 (idioma) Quechua
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quechua
nombre masculino
1 (idioma) Quechua
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1.
ADJ Quechua, Quechuan
2.
SMF Quechua(n) Indian
3.
SM (Ling) Quechua
QUECHUA Quechua, the language spoken by the Incas, is the most widely spoken indigenous language in South America, with some 13 million speakers in the Andean region. The first Quechua grammar was compiled by a Spanish missionary in 1560, as part of a linguistic policy intended to aid the process of evangelization. In 1975 Peru made Quechua an official state language. From Quechua come words such as "llama", "condor" and "puma".
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I
adjetivo Quechua
II
masculino y femenino
1) (persona) Quechuan
2) quechua masculino (idioma) Quechua
•• Cultural note:
quechua
The language of the Incas, Quechua is spoken today by some 13 million people in Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Argentina. Since 1975 it has been an official language in Peru. The Quechua people are one of South America's most important ethnic minorities. Words derived from Quechua include coca, cóndor, pampa, and puma
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= Quechua.
Ex. This book looks at the linguistic history of potato cultivation in the Andes by considering the Quechua and Aymara terminology associated with this crop.
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I
adjetivo Quechua
II
masculino y femenino
1) (persona) Quechuan
2) quechua masculino (idioma) Quechua
•• Cultural note:
quechua
The language of the Incas, Quechua is spoken today by some 13 million people in Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Argentina. Since 1975 it has been an official language in Peru. The Quechua people are one of South America's most important ethnic minorities. Words derived from Quechua include coca, cóndor, pampa, and puma
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= Quechua.

Ex: This book looks at the linguistic history of potato cultivation in the Andes by considering the Quechua and Aymara terminology associated with this crop.

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CULTURAL NOTE
quechua
The language of the Incas, Quechua is spoken today by some 13 million people in Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Argentina. Since 1975 it has been an official language in Peru. The Quechua people are one of South America's most important ethnic minorities. Words derived from Quechua include coca, cóndor, pampa, and puma.
quechua1
adjective
Quechua
quechua2
masculine and feminine
quechua (↑ quechua 31)
1 (persona) Quechuan
2
quechua masculine (idioma) Quechua
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quechua adjetivo
Quechua
■ sustantivo masculino y femenino (persona) Quechuan
■ sustantivo masculino (idioma) Quechua
quechua
I adjetivo Quechua
II mf Quechua
III sustantivo masculino (idioma) Quechua
'quechua' also found in these entries:
English:
rusty
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quechua, quichua
adj
Quechuan
nmf
[persona] Quechua
nm
[idioma] Quechua
QUECHUA
Quechua is an Amerindian language spoken by more than eight million people in the Andean region. In Peru, something between a quarter and a third of the population use Quechua, and the position in Bolivia and Ecuador is similar. It is also spoken in northern Chile and Argentina, and southern Colombia. Quechua was the language of the Inca empire, so the variety spoken in the Inca capital of Cuzco was the most important of its many dialects. The number of speakers declined dramatically in the centuries following the Spanish conquest, but in more recent years there have been official attempts to promote the language. As with the Aztec language Nahuatl, many Quechua words passed into Spanish, and on to many other languages. For example, in English we find “condor”, “jerky” (n, = dried meat) and “quinine”.

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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