pl. -·cas or -·ca
- a member of a group of Quechuan or related Indian peoples that dominated ancient Peru until the Spanish conquest: the Incas had a highly developed civilization
- a ruler or member of the ruling family of these peoples, specif., the emperor
Origin of IncaSpanish ; from Quechua, prince of the royal family
nounpl. 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.
- A member of any of the peoples ruled by the Incas.
Origin of IncaSpanish, from Quechua inka, ruler, man of royal lineage.