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Quech·ua

 (kĕch′wə, -wä′) or Quich·ua (kēch′-) also Kech·ua (kĕch′-)
n. pl. Quechua or Quech·uas or Quichua or Quich·uas also Kechua or Kech·uas
1. The Quechuan language of the Inca Empire, now widely spoken throughout the Andes highlands from southern Colombia to Chile.
2.
a. A member of a South American Indian people originally having been part of the Inca Empire.
b. A member of a Quechuan-speaking people.

[Spanish, from Quechua (Cuzco dialect) qhichwa, temperate valley (originally used in Spanish to designate the language of one Quechua-speaking ethnic group inhabiting the temperate valleys of the Andes and later extended to other groups).]

Quechua

(ˈkɛtʃwə) or

Kechua

;

Quichua

npl -uas or -ua
1. (Peoples) a member of any of a group of South American Indian peoples of the Andes, including the Incas
2. (Languages) the language or family of languages spoken by these peoples, possibly distantly related to the Tupï-Guarani family
ˈQuechuan, ˈKechuan, ˈQuichuan adj, n

Quech•ua

(ˈkɛtʃ wɑ, -wə)

n., pl. -uas, (esp. collectively) -ua for 2.
1. a group of closely related American Indian languages spoken in Andean South America, from S Colombia and Ecuador to NE Argentina.
2. the form of Quechua spoken in Cuzco and its environs that served as the administrative language of the Inca state.
3. an American Indian speaker of Quechua.
Quech′uan, adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Quechua - a member of a South American Indian people in Peru who were formerly the ruling class of the Inca empireQuechua - a member of a South American Indian people in Peru who were formerly the ruling class of the Inca empire
South American Indian - a member of a native Indian group in South America
Incan, Inka, Inca - a member of the Quechuan people living in the Cuzco valley in Peru
2.Quechua - a community of South American Indians in Peru who were formerly the ruling class of the Incan Empire
3.Quechua - the language of the Quechua which was spoken by the Incas
American-Indian language, Amerind, Amerindian language, American Indian, Indian - any of the languages spoken by Amerindians
Translations
кечуа
quítxua
kečuánština
quechua
Keĉua lingvo
ketšua
lingua quechuaquechua
ケチュア語
kečujų kalba
Quechua
quechua
język keczua
kečuanščina
quechua
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Un fenomeno de convergencia linguistica por contacto en el quechua de Santiago del Estero.
En julio de 2011 se cumplen cien anos de que el arqueologo Hiram Bingham redescubriera las ruinas de Machu Picchu--que en quechua significa <<montana vieja>>--, un asentamiento construido por el imperio Inca en el siglo xv, situado a una altura de 2 360 msnm, al norte de la ciudad de Cuzco, en Peru.
Loud explosions shook the ground and rattled windows near the volcano, known as Tungurahua in the indigenous Quechua language, 81 miles southeast of the capital Quito.
A veces hay quejas de los mismos ninos, que ven en el estudio del quechua y de los saberes tradicionales una vuelta al pasado y un intento de imponerles la vida marginada y rural de sus padres (4).
La tasa de matricula de secundaria esta afectada por las siguientes variables: madres con escolaridad concluida, desnutridos cronicos, ingreso familiar per capita y personas quechua hablantes.
In Jose Maria Arguedas' novel Los rios profundos (1958), the protagonist, a young boy named Ernesto, embodies the friction and subsequent violence that arises from two opposing languages and cultures, that of the neo-colonial Peruvian and the indigenous Quechua peoples.
Professor Nina Kinti-Moss (lecturer at the Centre of Latin American Studies of Kansas University and teacher of Quechua dialects), a Quechua herself, said: "I believe it would be a very positive experience for people to be able to attend university in their own language, giving them higher self-esteem, inner strength, and social status, while helping to motivate future generations.
Tal es el caso de las lenguas que son objeto de este trabajo, el quechua y el castellano --dos lenguas bastante distantes tipologicamente--, sobre las cuales se enfoco la investigacion realizada en la zona rural de los municipios de Guaitarilla y Ancuya, del departamento de Narino.
1993 especificamente se refiere a los indigenas, sus culturas y sus comunidades y reconoce como principales etnias indigenas de Chile a las comunidades mapuche, aimara, rapa nui o pascuense, atacamena, quechua, colla, diaguita, kawashkar, alacalufe y yamana o yagan, existe incertidumbre acerca del origen y los lazos de parentesco existentes entre estos pueblos originarios.
He had a red and black backpack and wore black Quechua walking shoes.
Martinez shows how the Pan diaspora explains the similarities between Gobekli Tepe and Toltec carvings and stone towers in Japan and on Easter Island; reveals the mother tongue of Pan hidden in shared word roots in vastly different languages, including Quechua, Sanskrit, Japanese, Greek, and Sumerian; and explains the red-haired Caucasian mummies of China, the Ainu of Japan, the presence of "white" humans in early Native American legend, and other light-skinned peoples found in Southeast Asia and the Middle East
En cambio, segun Saussure, en ruso "habra una libertad mayor del lado de la th (t aspirada), porque este sonido no esta previsto en el sistema de los fonemas del ruso" (1980: 202), a diferencia de lo que ocurre, por ejemplo, en algunas variedades del quechua donde estos sonidos realizan unidades fonologicas distintas (cf.