How Do You Spell INCA?

Pronunciation: [ˈɪŋkə] (IPA)

The word "inca" is spelled as /ˈɪŋkə/ in IPA phonetic transcription. The "i" in the word is pronounced as an "ɪ" sound and the "n" as an "ŋ" sound. The "c" in "inca" is pronounced as a hard "k" sound, represented by the IPA symbol "kə". This spelling accurately reflects the pronunciation of the word in English, as it is derived from the Quechua word "inka" pronounced with a similar focus on the "k" sound.

INCA Meaning and Definition

  1. The term "Inca" refers to one of the most famous pre-Columbian civilizations in South America, which existed in what is now modern-day Peru from the 13th to the 16th century. It can also refer to the emperor or ruler of this civilization. The Inca Empire was the largest empire in pre-Columbian America, stretching over a vast territory that covered parts of present-day Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile, and Colombia.

    The Inca people were skilled in architecture, agriculture, and engineering, and they left behind impressive legacies, such as the iconic city of Machu Picchu and the extensive network of roads known as the Inca road system. Their achievements included advanced agricultural practices, such as terracing and irrigation systems, which allowed for the cultivation of diverse crops in various climates.

    The ruler of the Inca Empire, known as the Inca, held immense political and religious power. They were considered descendants of the sun god Inti and were believed to have a divine right to rule. The Inca was highly revered and surrounded by a complex hierarchy of nobles and administrators who helped govern the empire.

    The Inca civilization ultimately fell to the Spanish conquistadors led by Francisco Pizarro in 1533, marking the end of their reign and the beginning of Spanish colonization in the region. Despite their conquest, the Inca culture has managed to survive to some extent through their descendants and the preservation of their architectural marvels and traditions.

  2. The king or prince of Peru before its conquest by the Spaniards.

    Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Etymology of INCA

The word "Inca" comes from the Quechua language, which was spoken by the indigenous people of the Andean region in South America, particularly the Inca Empire. In Quechua, the word for "ruler" or "lord" is "inka". The term eventually became associated specifically with the ruling class of the Inca Empire, and is now commonly used to refer to the empire and its people as a whole.

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Plural form of INCA is INCAS


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