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In·caalso In·ka (ĭng′kə)
n. pl. Inca or In·cas also Inka or In·kas
a. A member of the group of Quechuan peoples of highland Peru who established an empire from northern Ecuador to central Chile before the Spanish conquest.
b. A ruler or high-ranking member of the Inca Empire.
2. A member of any of the peoples ruled by the Incas.
[Spanish, from Quechua inka, ruler, man of royal lineage.]
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n, pl -ca or -cas
1. (Peoples) a member of a South American Indian people whose great empire centred on Peru lasted from about 1100 ad to the Spanish conquest in the early 1530s and is famed for its complex culture
2. (Anthropology & Ethnology) the ruler or king of this empire or any member of his family
3. (Languages) the language of the Incas. See also Quechua
[C16: from Spanish, from Quechua inka king]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a member of any of the dominant groups of South American Indian peoples who established an empire in Peru prior to the Spanish conquest.
2. a ruler or member of the royal family in the Incan empire.
[1585–95; < Sp < Quechua inka ruler of the Inca state]
In•ca•ic (ɪŋˈkeɪ ɪk, ɪn-) adj.
In′can, n., adj.
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Inca- A Quechua word meaning "king, lord, ruler."
See also related terms for ruler.
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A member of a people who ruled a South American empire centered on Peru and were overthrown by Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century.
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|Noun||1.||Inca - a ruler of the Incas (or a member of his family)|
Huayna Capac - the Incan ruler under whom the Incan empire reached its widest extent (died in 1525)
|2.||Inca - a member of the Quechuan people living in the Cuzco valley in Peru|
|3.||Inca - the small group of Quechua living in the Cuzco Valley in Peru who established hegemony over their neighbors in order to create an empire that lasted from about 1100 until the Spanish conquest in the early 1530s|
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Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Inka mf
adj (also Incan) → Inka-, inkaisch; Inca(n) empire → Inkareich nt
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