Kimsa Chata (Ingavi)

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This article is about the mountain in the Ingavi Province, La Paz Department Bolivia. For other uses, see Kimsa Chata.
Kimsa Chata
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Chilla-Kimsa Chata mountain range as seen from Tiwanaku (looking south). Kimsa Chata lies behind the mountain Quena Chita on the left, next to it.
Elevation 4,702 m (15,427 ft)[1]
Location
Kimsa Chata is located in Bolivia
Kimsa Chata
Kimsa Chata
Bolivia, La Paz Department, Ingavi Province
Range Andes, Chilla-Kimsa Chata mountain range
Coordinates 16°43′S 68°42′W / 16.717°S 68.700°W / -16.717; -68.700Coordinates: 16°43′S 68°42′W / 16.717°S 68.700°W / -16.717; -68.700

Kimsa Chata, also spelled Kimsachata, (Aymara and Quechua kimsa three,[2][3] Pukina chata mountain,[4] "three mountains", hispanicized spellings Quimsachata, Quimsa Chata) is a mountain in the Andes in Bolivia, about 4,702 m (15,427 ft) high. It is located in the Chilla-Kimsa Chata mountain range south east of Wiñaymarka Lake, the southern part of Lake Titicaca, in the La Paz Department, Ingavi Province, Tiwanaku Municipality,[5] about 15 km south of the archaeological site Tiwanaku and the village of the same name.

Kimsa Chata is a ceremonial and sacred mountain of the Aymara people.[6] This is also where the Aymara feast Willkakuti takes place.[7]

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  1. ^ mapcarta.com "Cerro Quimsachata", retrieved on January 7, 2013
  2. ^ Radio San Gabriel, "Instituto Radiofonico de Promoción Aymara" (IRPA) 1993, Republicado por Instituto de las Lenguas y Literaturas Andinas-Amazónicas (ILLLA-A) 2011, Transcripción del Vocabulario de la Lengua Aymara, P. Ludovico Bertonio 1612 (Spanish-Aymara-Aymara-Spanish dictionary)
  3. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  4. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Lengua Pukina en Jesús de Machaca
  5. ^ Tiwanaku Municipality: population data and map showing Kimsa Chata ("Quimsa Chata")
  6. ^ [1] Preparan ofrenda para la montaña sagrada Kimsa Chata de Tiwanaku (Spanish)
  7. ^ "Tiwanaku. A la ceremonia del retorno del sol le anteceden ritos que se realizan en las montañas". Viceministerio de Descolonización (Bolivia). Retrieved March 24, 2014.