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Meaning of "Quechua" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF QUECHUA

Quechua  [ˈkɛtʃwə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF QUECHUA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Quechua is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES QUECHUA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Quechua

Quechua (/ˈkɛtʃ(ə)wə/, /ˈkɛtʃuːə/ or /ˈkɛtʃwɑː/; Spanish pronunciation: ) is the name of a people of the central Andes of South America and their languages. Quechua may refer to: ▪ Quechua people, several indigenous ethnic groups in South America, especially in Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia and Argentina ▪ Quechua languages, a Native South American language family spoken primarily in the Andes, derived from a common ancestral language ▪ Southern Quechua, the most widely spoken Quechua language, with about 6.9 million speakers ▪ Quechua Boliviano, a dialect of Southern Quechua spoken in Bolivia and in Argentina...

Definition of Quechua in the English dictionary

The definition of Quechua in the dictionary is -uas, -ua. a member of any of a group of South American Indian peoples of the Andes, including the Incas. Other definition of Quechua is the language or family of languages spoken by these peoples, possibly distantly related to the Tupï-Guarani family.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH QUECHUA


Bhubaneswar
ˌbʊbəˈneɪʃwə
Kechua
ˈkɛtʃwə
Quichua
ˈkɪtʃwə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE QUECHUA

Quebec
Quebecer
Quebecker
quebracho
Quechuan
queen
Queen Anne´s Bounty
Queen Anne´s lace
Queen Anne´s War
queen bee
Queen Charlotte Islands
queen consort
queen dowager
Queen Elizabeth Islands
queen it
Queen Mab

WORDS THAT END LIKE QUECHUA

Chihuahua
Joshua
kehua
lehua
mahua
mashua
mohua
morrhua
putonghua
Songhua
Tihua

Synonyms and antonyms of Quechua in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Quechua» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF QUECHUA

Find out the translation of Quechua to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Quechua from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Quechua» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

克丘亚语
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Quechua
570 millions of speakers

English

Quechua
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

क्वेशुआ
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الكيشوا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

кечуа
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Quechua
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কেচুয়া
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Quechua
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Quechua
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Quechua
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ケチュア語
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

케추아어
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Quechua
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Quechua
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கிவேசுவா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

क्वेचुआ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Quechua
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Quechua
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Quechua
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

кечуа
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

quechua
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Quechua
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Quechua
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

quechua
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Quechua
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Quechua

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «QUECHUA»

The term «Quechua» is quite widely used and occupies the 27.467 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «QUECHUA» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «Quechua» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «Quechua» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Quechua

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «QUECHUA»

Discover the use of Quechua in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Quechua and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Quechua Phrasebook
You realize it's true - a few Quechua words can work wonders! In This Guide: Your key to genuine encounters with Quechua speakers. Cover all your travel needs in the Andes - practical and cultural.
Serafin M. Coronel-Molina, 2002
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Introduction to Quechua: Language of the Andes, 2nd Edition
Introduction to Quechua provides a uniquely accessible introduction to the language and culture of the Quechua speakers. This book is divided into three parts. Section I focuses on the spelling and pronunciation of the language.
Judith Noble, Jaime Lacasa, 2010
3
A Grammar of Huallaga (Huánuco) Quechua
This is a comprehensive, nonformal description of a Quechua language of central Peru, incorporating both structural and functional insights.
David Weber, 1989
4
Quechua-Spanish Bilingualism: Interference and Convergence ...
This book addresses how cross-linguistic interference is represented in the bilingual mind.
Liliana Sánchez, 2003
5
The Social Life of Numbers: A Quechua Ontology of Numbers ...
This is the problem Gary Urton tackles in his pathfinding study of the origin, meaning, and significance of numbers and the philosophical principles underlying the practice of arithmetic among Quechua-speaking peoples of the Andes.
Gary Urton, Primitivo Nina Llanos, 2010
6
The Singing Mountaineers: Songs and Tales of the Quechua People
Also included in this rich collection are nine folk tales collected by Father Jorge A. Lira, translated into Spanish by Sr. Arguedas, and into English by Kate and Angel Flores.
José María Arguedas, Ruth Stephan, 2010
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Pichka Harawikuna: Five Quechua Poets: Poetry in Indigenous ...
Pichka Harawikuna: Five Quechua Poets is a collection of work by contemporary Peruvian poets Dida Aguirre, Lily Flores, William Hurtado, Eduardo Ninamango, and Porfirio Meneses.
Julio Noriega Bernuy, 1998
8
Frommer's Peru
Quechua (“Ketch-u-wa”) was the language of the Inca Empire, and it remains widely spoken in Peru and throughout Andean nations 5 centuries after the Spaniards did so much to impose their own culture, language, and religion upon the ...
Neil Edward Schlecht, 2010
9
Quechua Peoples Poetry
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Jesús Lara, Maria A. Proser, James Scully, 1976
10
Relativization and Nominalized Clauses in Huallaga (Huanuco) ...
Costa [3] deals with relative clauses for the Puno dialect, a Quechua A (or Quechua II dialect) of southern Peru. Snow [17] deals with relative clauses for the dialect of Quechua spoken in the province of Antonio Raimondo of the department of ...
David Weber, 1983

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «QUECHUA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Quechua is used in the context of the following news items.
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Horse Racing: Quechua gallops to Emirates Singapore Derby victory
Quechua (Corey Brown, black cap) holds off the challenges from War Affair (Alan Munro, in purple) and Fastnet Dragon (Hugh Bowman) in the Singapore ... «Channel News Asia, Jul 15»
2
'Jallalla Bolivia' – Pope Francis arrives speaking Quechua
In his address, the Pope noted the country's rich cultural and ethnic diversity – it has 36 official languages beside Spanish, the largest of which is Quechua. «Catholic News Agency, Jul 15»
3
In Ecuador, indigenous Christians not sold on pope visit
In his case, the 46-year-old Quechua became an Evangelical pastor. Ecuador will be the first stop in the first Latin American pope's eight-day trip to the region, ... «Yahoo News, Jul 15»
4
Part 2 of "Don Quixote" now translated into Quechua
Lima – Four hundred years after its publication, Part 2 of "Don Quixote" has been translated into Quechua, the most widely spoken indigenous language in ... «Fox News Latino, Jun 15»
5
Peru's soccer captain tweets in Quechua to rally nation for Copa …
“Ñoqanchis tucuyta churashanchis llapanchis cusisqa cannchispaq! Hatunllacta Peru!!,” he added in Quechua, meaning: “We are giving it all, for everyone to be ... «Fusion, Jun 15»
6
Quechua completes 40 years as an official language
Quechua, the native tongue of the Inca civilization, completed 40 years today as an official state language in Peru. Quechua was declared an official language ... «Peru Reports, May 15»
7
Hear 6 Latin American Artists Who Rock In Indigenous Languages
This week on Alt.Latino, we feature artists who showcase their musical talents in indigenous languages from Mapuche to Tzotzil, Guarani and Quechua. «NPR, Mar 15»
8
That Time I Lived on a Floating Grass Island With a Quechua Family
So when I met Enrique with Mystery Peru tours and he told me that not only could he hook up a visit to the Quechua Indians that live on floating grass reed ... «Huffington Post, Mar 15»
9
Climate Change Threatens Quechua and Their Crops in Peru's Andes
Pisac, Peru - In this town in Peru's highlands over 3,000 metres above sea level, in the mountains surrounding the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the Quechua ... «Truth-Out, Jan 15»
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What can we learn from efforts to save an ancient South American …
Quechua dates back to the Incas and is spoken from Colombia to Chile. We speak to a specialist in Quechua about the fight to preserve the 2,000 year old ... «The Guardian, Nov 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Quechua [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/quechua>. Jul 2021 ».
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