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Paryaqaqa / Tullujuto
Mount Pariacaca
Highest point
Elevation5,750 m (18,860 ft) [1]
Coordinates11°59′30″S 75°59′30″W / 11.99167°S 75.99167°W / -11.99167; -75.99167Coordinates: 11°59′30″S 75°59′30″W / 11.99167°S 75.99167°W / -11.99167; -75.99167
Pariacaca is located in Peru
LocationPeru, Lima Region, Junín Region
Parent rangeAndes, Paryaqaqa
First ascent1938, Pariacaca S, T. Dodge
1936, Pariacaca N, T. Dodge

Pariacaca,[1][2] Paria Caca,[3] Paryaqaqa,[4] Parya Qaqa,[3][5] (possibly from Quechua parya reddish; copper; sparrow, qaqa rock)[2][6][7] or Tullujuto[8] (possibly from Quechua tullu bone, qutu heap, "bone heap") is the highest mountain in the Pariacaca mountain range (or Huarochirí mountain range)[8] in the Andes of Peru, with a summit elevation of 5,751 metres (18,868 ft) above sea level.[1][8] It is situated on the border of the regions of Junín and Lima, southeast of Colquepucro and Corihuasi. In ancient times it was considered a sacred mountain.[5]

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  1. ^ a b c "Pariacaca". Retrieved 2016-02-20.
  2. ^ a b Astuhuaman, Cesar (2004). "Pariacaca: un oráculo imperial andino" (PDF). Ensayos en Ciencas Sociales (in Spanish). 1 (2): 33. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  3. ^ a b Besom, Thomas (2010). Of Summits and Sacrifice: An Ethnohistoric Study of Inka Religious Practices. University of Texas Press. pp. 66–68. ISBN 9780292783041.
  4. ^ Gérald Taylor, Rites et Traditions de Huarochirí. (1995)
  5. ^ a b Kaplan, Steven (1995). Indigenous Responses to Western Christianity. NYU Press. pp. 68–69. ISBN 9780814746493.
  6. ^ Rodolfo Cerrón-Palomino, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Sufijos arcaicos quechuas en la toponimia andina, Etimologias, Lexis XXVI. 2 (2002): 559-577
  7. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  8. ^ a b c Echevarría, Evelio (2001). "The Cordillera Huarochiri, Peru" (PDF). The Alpine Journal (in Spanish). Retrieved 2016-03-03.

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