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pu·na

 (po͞o′nə)
n.
A dry alpine grassland of the Andean highlands.

[Quechua.]

puna

(ˈpuna)
n
1. (Physical Geography) a high cold dry plateau, esp in the Andes
2. (Pathology) another name for mountain sickness
[C17: from American Spanish, from Quechuan]
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There was some imagination even in this; for upon finding fossil shells on the highest ridge, I entirely forgot the puna in my delight.
In the cool season the girls used to come down and visit me in Hilo, where Dad had two houses, one at the beach, or the three of us used to go down to our place in Puna, and that meant canoes and boats and fishing and swimming.
Tenders are invited for Supply of construction material and providing equipment in gram panchayat punas
Tender notice number : NIT NO 2017-18/3709/GP PUNAS ID:2018_PRD_90671_1
El territorio chuquisaqueno y su relacion con los valles y punas de Jujuy en el tardio prehispanico y la temprana colonia.
Por ejemplo, a inicios de la decada de 1970, si bien el acceso a la tierra era un derecho de cada unidad domestica del ayllu Laymi, Olivia Harris calculo que solo el 20% de ellas realizaba doble domicilio, cultivando zonas de puna y valle en simultaneo, especialmente quienes tenian su residencia principal en la zona mas baja (Harris 1976, 1978, 1986).
Numero de alpacas que se estima que poseen los criadores en las punas del Peru.
La lana de alpaca, una de las fibras animales mas finas del mundo, deberla ser fuente de riqueza para las decenas de miles de postores alpaqueros que viven en una de las zonas mas hostiles y pobres del Peru: la puna.
Premier Punas Government is more than willing in the development of submarine cable intended for internet communications, and has judged a range of options in recent years on this issue.
The Cook Islands Premier Henry Puna will attend the meeting to make discussions on the chances of broadband submarine cable connectivity.
From a dynamic perspective of the processes of collective social identity construction, we systematize and analyze the information arising from ecclesiastical archives of San Pedro de Atacama with regard to the indigenous populations of Susques, Puna de Atacama (XVIII-XIX centuries).
Key words: Puna de Atacama, Susques, social identities.