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n.1.An Indian of a linguistic stock of tribes of the Peruvian coast who had a developed agricultural civilization at the advent of the Spaniards, before which they had been conquered by the Incas. They constructed irrigation canals which are still in use, adorned their buildings with bas-reliefs and frescoes, and were skilled goldsmiths and silversmiths.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Yunca Summa, near cultivations, about 60 km from Concepcion, Rout 65, 1650 msm, 19-IX-1948, Hjerting (LIL 419574).
(16) Moreover, according to Valera as quoted by Inca Garcilaso, those indigenous peoples of less cultivated nations such as the Puquinas, Collas, Urus, Yuncas, and others who were conquered by the Incans, improved their ingenios upon learning the language of Cuzco (2: 93).
Fue en persona a esta guerra con muy grueso ejercito, venciendo las dificultades de tan asperos caminos como aquellos son, y las espesas selvas y arcabuces que dividen aquellas provincias yuncas de las de la Sierra.
Por otra parte, la categoria yuncas parece haber sido una nominacion que agrupa a colectividades diferentes.