Janq'u Q'awa (Arequipa)

This article is about the mountain in the Arequipa Region, Peru. For other uses, see Janq'u Q'awa.
Janq'u Q'awa
Janq'u Q'awa


Highest point
Elevation 5,200 m (17,100 ft)[1]
Coordinates 14°57′30″S 72°22′30″W / 14.95833°S 72.37500°W / -14.95833; -72.37500Coordinates: 14°57′30″S 72°22′30″W / 14.95833°S 72.37500°W / -14.95833; -72.37500
Location Peru, Arequipa Region, Condesuyos Province, La Unión Province
Parent range Andes, Wansu

Janq'u Q'awa (Aymara janq'u white, q'awa little river, ditch, crevice, fissure, gap in the earth,[2][3] "white brook" or "white ravine", hispanicized spelling Ancojahua) is a mountain in the Wansu mountain range in the Andes of Peru, about 5,200 metres (17,060 ft) high. It is situated in the Arequipa Region, Condesuyos Province, Cayarani District, and in the La Unión Province, Puyca District. Janq'u Q'awa lies south of Kunturi, southwest of Yana Yana, northeast of Qillqata and east of Pilluni. There is a group of lakes southeast of Janq'u Q'awa named Anqasqucha (Quechua for "blue lake").[1]


  1. 1 2 escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the La Unión Province (Arequipa Region)
  2. Radio San Gabriel, "Instituto Radiofonico de Promoción Aymara" (IRPA) 1993, Republicado por Instituto de las Lenguas y Literaturas Andinas-Amazónicas (ILLLA-A) 2011, Transcripción del Vocabulario de la Lengua Aymara, P. Ludovico Bertonio 1612 (Spanish-Aymara-Aymara-Spanish dictionary)
  3. "Diccionario Bilingüe, Castellano - Aymara, Para: Tercera Edición". Félix Layme Pairumani. Retrieved July 23, 2014.

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