nounpl. -·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