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Related to Kechua: Kichwa, Quechua language


see QuechuaQuechua,
, or Quichua
, linguistic family belonging to the Andean branch of the Andean-Equatorial stock of Native American languages (mainly in South America).
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; Native American languagesNative American languages,
languages of the native peoples of the Western Hemisphere and their descendants. A number of the Native American languages that were spoken at the time of the European arrival in the New World in the late 15th cent.
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Among the rural Kechua and Aymara-speaking peoples of southern Peru, ethnicity and class are not primary factors in the creation of social identity; rather, such a determination occurs at the level of localized communities and regions.
In seconds I had on my screen just the kind of list I like--kechel, Kechua, keckle, kecksy, keddah, kedje, kedge-anchor, kedger, kedging, kedjeway--and immediately wrote a short poem bouncing phrases off these K's.