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Inca (n.)

1590s, from Spanish Inga (1520s), from Quechea Inca, literally "lord, king." Technically only of the high Inca, but it was used widely among the Incas for "man of royal blood." Related: Incan.

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Definitions of Inca

Inca (n.)
a ruler of the Incas (or a member of his family);
Inca (n.)
a member of the Quechuan people living in the Cuzco valley in Peru;
Synonyms: Inka / Incan
Inca (n.)
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;
Synonyms: Inka
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