Definitions for quechuaˈkɛtʃ wɑ, -wə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Quech•ua*ˈkɛtʃ wɑ, -wə(n.)(pl.)-uas; -ua

  1. a group of closely related American Indian languages spoken in Andean South America, from S Colombia and Ecuador to NE Argentina.

    Category: Peoples

  2. the form of Quechua spoken in Cuzco and its environs that served as the administrative language of the Inca state.

    Category: Peoples

  3. an American Indian speaker of Quechua.

    Category: Peoples

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Quech′uan(adj.; n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Quechua, Kechua(noun)

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

  2. Quechua, Kechua(noun)

    a community of South American Indians in Peru who were formerly the ruling class of the Incan Empire

  3. Quechua, Quechuan, Quechuan language, Kechua, Kechuan(noun)

    the language of the Quechua which was spoken by the Incas

Wiktionary

  1. Quechua(ProperNoun)

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

  2. Quechua(ProperNoun)

    The language spoken by these people.

  3. Origin: from qichwa

Freebase

  1. Quechua

    Quechua is a Native South American language family spoken primarily in the Andes of South America, derived from a common ancestral language. It is the most widely spoken language family of the indigenous peoples of the Americas, with a total of probably some 8 million to 10 million speakers.

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