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In·ca

also In·ka  (ĭng′kə)
n. pl. Inca or In·cas also Inka or In·kas
1.
a. A member of the group of Quechuan peoples of highland Peru who established an empire from northern Ecuador to central Chile before the Spanish conquest.
b. A ruler or high-ranking member of the Inca Empire.
2. A member of any of the peoples ruled by the Incas.

[Spanish, from Quechua inka, ruler, man of royal lineage.]

Inca

(ˈɪŋkə)
n, pl -ca or -cas
1. (Peoples) a member of a South American Indian people whose great empire centred on Peru lasted from about 1100 ad to the Spanish conquest in the early 1530s and is famed for its complex culture
2. (Anthropology & Ethnology) the ruler or king of this empire or any member of his family
3. (Languages) the language of the Incas. See also Quechua
[C16: from Spanish, from Quechua inka king]
ˈIncan adj

In•ca

(ˈɪŋ kə)

n.
1. a member of any of the dominant groups of South American Indian peoples who established an empire in Peru prior to the Spanish conquest.
2. a ruler or member of the royal family in the Incan empire.
[1585–95; < Sp < Quechua inka ruler of the Inca state]
In•ca•ic (ɪŋˈkeɪ ɪk, ɪn-) adj.
In′can, n., adj.

Inca

- A Quechua word meaning "king, lord, ruler."
See also related terms for ruler.

Inca

A member of a people who ruled a South American empire centered on Peru and were overthrown by Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Inca - a ruler of the Incas (or a member of his family)Inca - a ruler of the Incas (or a member of his family)
Huayna Capac - the Incan ruler under whom the Incan empire reached its widest extent (died in 1525)
ruler, swayer - a person who rules or commands; "swayer of the universe"
2.Inca - a member of the Quechuan people living in the Cuzco valley in PeruInca - a member of the Quechuan people living in the Cuzco valley in Peru
Kechua, Quechua - a member of a South American Indian people in Peru who were formerly the ruling class of the Inca empire
3.Inca - the small group of Quechua living in the Cuzco Valley in Peru who established hegemony over their neighbors in order to create an empire that lasted from about 1100 until the Spanish conquest in the early 1530s
Peru, Republic of Peru - a republic in western South America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821; was the heart of the Inca empire from the 12th to 16th centuries
Translations

Inca

[ˈɪŋkə]
A. ADJincaico, incásico
B. N (Inca or Incas (pl)) → inca mf

Inca

[ˈɪŋkə]
adj (also Incan) → inca inv
nInca mf

Inca

nInka mf
adj (also Incan)Inka-, inkaisch; Inca(n) empireInkareich nt

Inca

[ɪŋkə]
1. adj (also Incan) → incaico/a, inca inv
2. ninca m/f inv
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The priestcraft of the East and West, of the Magian, Brahmin, Druid, and Inca, is expounded in the individual's private life.
He was heir direct, without anyone to share, in those treasures torn from the Incas and from the conquered of Ferdinand Cortez.
Valparaiso -- Portillo Pass -- Sagacity of Mules -- Mountain- torrents -- Mines, how discovered -- Proofs of the gradual Elevation of the Cordillera -- Effect of Snow on Rocks -- Geological Structure of the two main Ranges, their distinct Origin and Upheaval -- Great Subsidence -- Red Snow -- Winds -- Pinnacles of Snow -- Dry and clear Atmosphere -- Electricity -- Pampas -- Zoology of the opposite Side of the Andes -- Locusts -- Great Bugs -- Mendoza -- Uspallata Pass -- Silicified Trees buried as they grew -- Incas Bridge -- Badness of the Passes exaggerated -- Cumbre -- Casuchas -- Valparaiso.
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