Awila Qhincha Mach'ay

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Awila Qhincha Mach'ay
Ciudad de Singa 00596.JPG
The village of Singa with the mountain Ocpay in the background where the archaeological site of Awila Qhincha Mach'ay is situated
Location Peru, Huánuco Region, Huamalíes Province
Coordinates 9°23′59.2″S 76°49′34.2″W / 9.399778°S 76.826167°W / -9.399778; -76.826167Coordinates: 9°23′59.2″S 76°49′34.2″W / 9.399778°S 76.826167°W / -9.399778; -76.826167
Height 3,853 metres (12,641 ft)

Awila Qhincha Mach'ay or Awila Qincha Mach'ay (Quechua awila grandmother (a borrowing from Spanish abuela), qhincha bad luck, unlucky person, unlucky, qincha hedge, fence, mach'ay cave,[1][2] hispanicized spellings Ahuila Gencha Machay, Ahuila Guencha Machay) is an archaeological site with cave paintings in Peru. It lies in the Huánuco Region, Huamalíes Province, Singa District. It is situated on the mountain Ocpay southwest of Singa, at a height of about 3,853 metres (12,641 ft).[3][4]

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  1. ^ David Weber, A Grammar of Huallaga (Huánuco) Quechua, University of California Publications, LINGUISTICS, Volume 112, University of California Press, 1989
  2. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  3. ^ "Sitio arqueológico Ahuila Gencha Machay". mincetur. Retrieved April 25, 2014. 
  4. ^ - UGEL map of the Huamalíes Province (Huánuco Region) showing the mountain Ocpay and the village of Tintiracra southwest of Singa