What does quechua mean?

Definitions for quechuaˈkɛtʃ wɑ, -wə

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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


  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


  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quechua in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quechua in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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