Definition of Kechuan
1. Noun. The language of the Quechua which was spoken by the Incas.
Generic synonyms: American Indian, American-indian Language, Amerind, Amerindian Language, Indian
Derivative terms: Quechuan
2. Adjective. Of or relating to the Quechua or their language.
Derivative terms: Kechua, Quechua, Quechua
Partainyms: Quechua, Quechua, Quechua, Quechua
Lexicographical Neighbors of Kechuan
Literary usage of Kechuan
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1903)
"Dr. Patron says, " Leprosy has remained an unknown thing to the native born of Peru, as is evidenced by the lack of a word for leprosy in the kechuan and ..."
2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1896)
"He aims to demonstrate from proper names that it is not kechuan in its affinities. His arguments are drawn from a full investigation of existing fragments ..."
3. Popular Science Monthly (1901)
"... or kechuan family, including the Aymaran, occupied a strip of upland two thousand miles long on the Pacific slope of South America, all parts of which ..."