kichwa

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkit͡ʃwa/ [ˈki.t͡ʃwa]
  • Rhymes: -itʃwa
  • Syllabification: ki‧chwa

Noun[edit]

kichwa m (plural kichwas)

  1. Alternative spelling of quechua

Proper noun[edit]

kichwa m

  1. Alternative spelling of quechua

Swahili[edit]

kichwa
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Etymology[edit]

Nurse & Hinnebusch (1993) claim this word is from the root of mchwa (termite), based on a physical comparison to termite mounds.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

kichwa (ki-vi class, plural vichwa)

  1. head

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nurse, Derek; Hinnebusch, Thomas J. (1993) Swahili and Sabaki: A Linguistic History, Berkeley and Los Angeles, California: University of California Press, →ISBN, page 632: “*kicwa head (PSA *-cwa 'termite mound')”