The Inca, or translated Inka, were ancient Indians of South America who used Quechua. “Inca” means “son of the sun.” It lives mainly in the mid-Andes, centered in the Peruvian city of Cusco.
The Inca were a member of the Quechua ethnic group in the Andes mountains of South America, and spoke Quechua language. Their “king” was called “Inca”. When the early Spanish colonists contacted with the group, they mistakenly referred to them as “king”, so the name of the Inca people persisted. Like the Aztecs, the Incas were a relatively young tribe that began expanding in the 13th century and established what history has come to call the Inca Empire.

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