Mawk'allaqta, Melgar

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This article is about the archaeological site in the Melgar Province, Puno Region, Peru. For other uses, see Mawk'allaqta (disambiguation).
Mawk'allaqta
Location Peru, Puno Region , Melgar Province
Region Andes

Mawk'allaqta, also Mawk'a Llaqta[1] (Quechua mawk'a ancient, llaqta place (village, town, city, country, nation),[2] "ancient place", hispanicized spelling Maucallacta) is an archaeological site in Peru. It is located in the Puno Region, Melgar Province, Nuñoa District.[3] The site was declared a National Cultural Heritage (Patrimonio Cultural) of Peru by the National Institute of Culture.[3]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Diccionario Quechua - Español - Quechua, Academía Mayor de la Lengua Quechua, Gobierno Regional Cusco, Cusco 2005: Mawk'a Llaqta
  2. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary): mawk'a, thanta - adj. Usado, -da. Gastado y deslucido por el uso. || Antiguo, lo que ya pasó de moda. Mawk'a. llaqta - s País. Nación, región, provincia o territorio, pueblo pequeño. || s. Nación. Conjunto de los habitantes de un territorio. || s. Patria. Lugar, ciudad o país en que se ha nacido. || s. Pueblo. || s. Urbe. Ciudad, en especial populosa.
  3. ^ a b mincetur.gob.pe "Sitio arqueológico Maucallacta", retrieved on January 24, 2014