Ahuila Gencha Machay

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Ahuila Gencha Machay
Ciudad de Singa 00596.JPG
The village of Singa with the mountain Ocpay in the background where the archaeological site of Ahuila Gencha Machay is situated
Ahuila Gencha Machay is located in Peru
Ahuila Gencha Machay
Shown within Peru
Location Peru, Huánuco Region, Huamalíes Province
Coordinates 9°23′59.2″S 76°49′34.2″W / 9.399778°S 76.826167°W / -9.399778; -76.826167Coordinates: 9°23′59.2″S 76°49′34.2″W / 9.399778°S 76.826167°W / -9.399778; -76.826167

Ahuila Gencha Machay (possibly from Quechua awila grandmother a borrowing from Spanish abuela, qhincha bad luck, unlucky person, unlucky, qincha hedge, fence, mach'ay cave)[1][2] is an archaeological site with cave paintings in Peru.[3] It lies in the Huánuco Region, Huamalíes Province, Singa District.[3] It is situated on the mountain Ocpay southwest of Singa, at a height of about 3,853 metres (12,641 ft).[3]

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  1. ^ David Weber, A Grammar of Huallaga (Huánuco) Quechua, University of California Publications, LINGUISTICS, Volume 112, University of California Press, 1989
  2. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  3. ^ a b c "Sitio arqueológico Ahuila Gencha Machay". mincetur. Retrieved April 12, 2018.