Huancané

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Huancané
Wanqani
Town
Church of Huancané
Church of Huancané
Huancané is located in Peru
Huancané
Huancané
Coordinates: 15°12′8″S 69°45′41″W / 15.20222°S 69.76139°W / -15.20222; -69.76139
Country  Peru
Region Puno
Province Huancané
District Huancané
Elevation 3,841 m (12,602 ft)

Huancané (Aymara: Wanqani About this sound listen  wanqa a big stone,[1] -ni a suffix, "the one with a big stone (or big stones)") is the capital of the province of Huancané in Peru. The town is located about north of Lake Titicaca. The majority of the resedents of Huancané's 7,000 speak Aymara.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Radio San Gabriel, "Instituto Radiofonico de Promoción Aymara" (IRPA) 1993, Republicado por Instituto de las Lenguas y Literaturas Andinas-Amazónicas (ILLLA-A) 2011, Transcripción del Vocabulario de la Lengua Aymara, P. Ludovico Bertonio 1612 (Spanish-Aymara-Aymara-Spanish dictionary)

Coordinates: 15°12′8″S 69°45′41″W / 15.20222°S 69.76139°W / -15.20222; -69.76139