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Chacra is a Spanish term (taken as a loanword from chakra, Quechua for farm, agricultural field, or land sown with seed;[1][2][3] Hispanicized spellings are chacra, chajra, and chagra) for a small or garden farm, often on the outskirts of a city, producing food for the inhabitants of the city. Typically are located on ejidos (agricultural commons), chacras today are frequently used for horticulture as well.


  1. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  2. ^ Diccionario Quechua - Español - Quechua, Academía Mayor de la Lengua Quechua, Gobierno Regional Cusco, Cusco 2005 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  3. ^ Chacra, RAE. Retrieved on July 4, 2012.