Waskhaqucha (Huasahuasi, Huacuas)

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Waskhaqucha
Location Peru
Junín Region
Coordinates 11°09′38″S 75°37′15″W / 11.16056°S 75.62083°W / -11.16056; -75.62083Coordinates: 11°09′38″S 75°37′15″W / 11.16056°S 75.62083°W / -11.16056; -75.62083
Max. length 9.89 km (6.15 mi)
Max. width 0.35 km (0.22 mi)
Surface elevation 3,847 m (12,621 ft)

Waskhaqucha (Quechua waskha (also waska) rope, qucha lake,[1] hispanicized spelling Huascacocha) or Wask'aqucha (Quechua wask'a rectangle)[2] is a lake in Peru located in the Junín Region, Tarma Province, Huasahuasi District.[3] It is situated at a height of about 3,847 metres (12,621 ft), about 0.89 km long and 0.35 km at its widest point. Waskhaqucha lies north of the Huasahuasi, near the village Huacuas, north east of it.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Teofilo Laime Acopa, Diccionario Bilingüe, Iskay simipi yuyay k'ancha, Quechua – Castellano, Castellano – Quechua: waskha, waska - s. Soga. Cuerda gruesa de lana. waskha adj. y s. Horizontal. qucha, qhucha. s. Lago. Gran masa de agua en una depresión.
  2. ^ idiomarunasimi.com.ar Pachakallpa Yachay - Ingeniería civil, A list of technical Quechua expressions (Quechua-Spanish): WASKHA = soga, cable. WASK’A : rectángulo.
  3. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Tarma Province (Junín Region)