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Chankuwaña is located in Peru
Highest point
Elevation 5,331 m (17,490 ft) [1]
Coordinates 14°37′23″S 72°28′09″W / 14.62306°S 72.46917°W / -14.62306; -72.46917Coordinates: 14°37′23″S 72°28′09″W / 14.62306°S 72.46917°W / -14.62306; -72.46917
Location Peru, Apurímac Region, Cusco Region
Parent range Andes, Wansu
First ascent 1970[2]

Chankuwaña (Aymara for throw something so that people can scramble or fight for it,[3] hispanicized spelling Chancoaña, Chancohuana, Chancohuaña, Chancohuañachico, Chancohuana Chico) is a mountain in the Wansu mountain range in the Andes of Peru, about 5,331 metres (17,490 ft) high. It is situated in the Apurímac Region, Antabamba Province, Oropesa District, and in the Cusco Region, Chumbivilcas Province, Santo Tomás District, north of the mountain Waytani and southeast of the mountain Wayunka.[4]

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  1. ^ Apurímac: Compendio Estadístico 2009-2010: Principales elevaciónes con indicación de su tipo, ubicación, geografía y política, p. 28
  2. ^ Taken from Mountaineering in the Andes by Jill Neate Peru RGS
  3. ^ Ludovico Bertonio, Aymara-Spanish dictionary (transcription)
  4. ^ - UGEL map of the Chumbivilcas Province (Cusco Region)