Llankanuku Lakes

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For the lake in the Ayacucho Region, Peru, see Urqunqucha. For other uses, see Urququcha.
Llankanuku Lakes
Llanganuco ancash.jpg
Location Peru
Ancash Region
Coordinates 9°04′03″S 77°38′17″W / 9.06750°S 77.63806°W / -9.06750; -77.63806Coordinates: 9°04′03″S 77°38′17″W / 9.06750°S 77.63806°W / -9.06750; -77.63806

The Llankanuku Lakes[1] (hispanicized spelling Llanganuco), Chinanqucha and Urqunqucha, are situated in the Cordillera Blanca in the Andes of Peru. They lie in the Ancash Region, Yungay Province, Yungay District, about 25 km north-east of Yungay.[2][3] The lakes are part of the Huascarán National Park.

Chinanqucha[edit]

Chinanqucha (Quechua china female, -n a suffix, qucha lake,[4] "lake of the female", hispanicized Chinancocha) lies at an altitude of 3,850 metres (12,631 ft) and covers an area of 0.548 km².[5] It is situated southwest of Urqunqucha.

Urqunqucha[edit]

Urqunqucha (Quechua urqu male / mountain,[6] "lake of the male", hispanicized Orconcocha, Orgoncocha) lies about 1 km away from Chinanqucha at the end of the Llankanuku valley.

References[edit]

  1. ^ According to Francisco Calderón Quillatupa "Diccionario ideológico runasimi" (2009) it derives from the Quechua words llanka 'fine color' and uku inside, depth.
  2. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Tarma Province (Ancash Region)
  3. ^ pirineos3000.com Map of the area showing "Chinancocha" and "Orgoncocha"
  4. ^ Teofilo Laime Acopa, Diccionario Bilingüe, Iskay simipi yuyay k'ancha, Quechua – Castellano, Castellano – Quechua: china - adj. y s. Hembra. Animal del sexo femenino. qucha, qhucha. s. Lago. Gran masa de agua en una depresión.
  5. ^ Plaque located on lake
  6. ^ Teofilo Laime Acopa, Diccionario Bilingüe, Iskay simipi yuyay k'ancha, Quechua – Castellano, Castellano – Quechua: urqu - s. Cerro. urqu, s. y adj. Macho. Ser del sexo masculino
  • INEI, Compendio Estadistica 2007, page 26

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