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Quincha is a traditional construction system that uses, fundamentally, wood and cane or giant reed forming an earthquake-proof framework that is covered in mud and plaster.

Quincha is a Spanish term widely known in Latin America, borrowed from Quechua qincha[1] (kincha in Kichwa), which means "fence, wall, enclosure, corral, animal pen". Historically, this type of construction has been utilized in the Spanish and Portuguese colonies throughout the different regions of the Americas.

Even though Spanish and Portuguese are closely related languages, in this case, the Portuguese equivalent is completely different: Pau-a-pique.

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  1. ^ Real Academia Española. http://www.rae.es/