Kuntisuyu

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Kuntisuyu or Kunti Suyu (Quechua kunti west, suyu region, part of a territory, each of the four regions which formed the Inca Empire,[1] "western region") was the southwestern provincial region of the Inca Empire. Kuntisuyu was the smallest suyu of all and was located along the southern coast of modern Peru, extending into the highlands towards Cusco.[2] Along with Qullasuyu, it was part of the Urin Suyukuna or "Lower Quarters" of the empire.[3][4]

Wamani[edit]

Each suyu was divided into wamani, or provinces. Kuntisuyu included the wamani of:

  • Acari
  • Angará
  • Arequipa or Ariqipa
  • Atico
  • Aymara
  • Camaná, inhabited by the Maje people
  • Caravelí
  • Cavana or Qhawana
  • Chanca or Chanka, also called Andahuayla or Andawaylla.
  • Chilque, whose people were “Incas by privilege”.
  • Choclococha or Chuqlluqucha
  • Chocoruo or Chukurpu
  • Chumbivilca or Chumpiwillka
  • Contisuyo or Kuntisuyu, including the Allqa (Alca), Kutawasi (Cotahuasi) and Aruni peoples
  • Cotabamba or Kutapampa
  • Huanca or Warka, including three saya
  • Ica or Ika
  • Nazca or Naska
  • Ocoña or Ukhuña
  • Parinacocha or Pariwanaqucha
  • Quechua or Qhichwa
  • Quilca or Qillqa
  • Rucana or Ruk'ana
  • Sora, divided into three saya
  • Vilcas or Willka
  • Yanahuara or Yanawara, whose people were “Incas by privilege”
  • Yauca or Yawka

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  2. ^ D’Altroy, Terence N. (2005). The Incas. Blackwell Publishing: Malden, p. 86-87
  3. ^ D’Altroy, Terence N. (2005). The Incas. Blackwell Publishing: Malden, p. 42-43, 86-89
  4. ^ Steward, Julian H. & Faron, Louis, C. (1959). Native Peoples of South America. McGraw-Hill: New York, p. 185-192
  5. ^ D’Altroy, Terence N. (2005). The Incas. Blackwell Publishing: Malden, p. 42-43, 86-89
  6. ^ Steward, Julian H. & Faron, Louis, C. (1959). Native Peoples of South America. McGraw-Hill: New York, p. 185-192