Inca definition

ĭngkə
A member of any of the peoples ruled by the Incas.
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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.
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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.
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A ruler or member of the ruling family of these peoples, specif., the emperor.
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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.
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A ruler or high-ranking member of the Inca Empire.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of inca - inka

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
inca
Plural:
incas

Origin of inca

  • Spanish from Quechua inka ruler, man of royal lineage

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Spanish, from Quechua inka "emperor, male of royal blood".

    From Wiktionary