Saxa Q'awa

Saxa Q'awa
Saxa Q'awa


Highest point
Elevation 5,000 m (16,000 ft)[1]
Coordinates 14°58′42″S 72°22′19″W / 14.97833°S 72.37194°W / -14.97833; -72.37194Coordinates: 14°58′42″S 72°22′19″W / 14.97833°S 72.37194°W / -14.97833; -72.37194
Location Peru, Arequipa Region, Condesuyos Province, La Unión Province
Parent range Andes, Wansu

Saxa Q'awa (Aymara saxa hollow, q'awa little river, ditch, crevice, fissure, gap in the earth,[2][3] "hollow brook", hispanicized spelling Sacsajahua) 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, Condesuyos Province, Cayarani District. Saxa Q'awa lies south of Janq'u Q'awa between the Puma Ranra valley in the west and a lake name Anqasqucha (Quechua for "blue lake") in the east.[1][4]


  1. 1 2 - 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.
  4. "Cerro Sacsajahua". IGN, Peru. Retrieved June 5, 2015.

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