Pilluni (La Unión)

This article is about the mountain in the La Unión Province, Arequipa Region, Peru. For other uses, see Pilluni (disambiguation).


Highest point
Elevation 5,000 m (16,000 ft)[1]
Coordinates 14°57′33″S 72°25′40″W / 14.95917°S 72.42778°W / -14.95917; -72.42778Coordinates: 14°57′33″S 72°25′40″W / 14.95917°S 72.42778°W / -14.95917; -72.42778
Location Peru, Arequipa Region, La Unión Province
Parent range Andes, Wansu

Pilluni (Aymara pillu crown or cord which some indigenous peoples use to tighten their hair,[2] -ni a suffix to indicate ownership, "the one with a crown" or "the one with a pillu", hispanicized spelling Pillune) is a mountain in the Wansu mountain range in the Andes of Peru, about 5,000 metres (16,404 ft) high. It is situated in the Arequipa Region, La Unión Province, Puyca District. Pilluni lies west of Janq'u Q'awa, northwest of Qillqata and northeast of Ch'uwañuma.[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)

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