Pronunciation: (kech'wä, -wu), [key]
—pl. -uas, (esp. collectively) -ua for 2.
1. the language of the Inca civilization, presently spoken by about 7 million people in Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina.
2. a member of an Indian people of Peru speaking Quechua. Also,Kechua,Kechuan,Quechuan,Quichua.
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