from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The Quechuan language of the Inca empire, now widely spoken throughout the Andes highlands from southern Colombia to Chile.
- n. A member of a South American Indian people originally constituting the ruling class of the Inca empire.
- n. A member of a Quechuan-speaking people.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A member of one of several South American ethnic groups that spans Peru, Bolivia, northwestern Argentina, northern Chile, and in Ecuador and southern Colombia.
- proper n. The language spoken by these people.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the language of the Quechua which was spoken by the Incas
- n. a member of a South American Indian people in Peru who were formerly the ruling class of the Inca empire
- n. a community of South American Indians in Peru who were formerly the ruling class of the Incan Empire
Spanish, from Quechua kkechuwa, plunderer.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Spanish, from Quechua qichwa (literally "temperate valley") (Wiktionary)