Atlas of the Inca Empire

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Inca Empire
Tawantin suyu
Runa Simi Tawantinsuyu
Tawantinsuyu nisqaqa Inkakunap mama llaqtankus karqan. Qusqu llaqtas uma llaqtan kaptin, unanchankutaq wiphalas karqan.
English Inca Empire

In 1438 the Quechua found the Inca Empire, including large parts of South America. The Inca Empire is a centralized, bureaucratic absolute monarchy.

Short name Inca Empire
Official name(s) The Four United Regions
Status Independent country between 1438 and 1572
Location South America
Capital Qusqu (Cuzco)
Major language(s) Quechua
Major religion(s) Inti Worship, Pachamama Cult
More information Inca Empire.
More images Inca Empire - Inca Empire (Category).

History in maps

This section holds a short summary of the history[1], illustrated with maps.

File:Inka Provinces.jpg Inca Provinces
Major cultures in the Late intermediate period (1000-1400 CE) in Peru, 1438
[[|border|251x400px]] Divisions of the Inca Empire: Chinchaysuyu (in red), Qullasuyu (in blue), Antisuyu (in green) and Kuntisuyu (in yellow)
Initial expansion of Kindom of Cusco, 1463
Kingdom of Cusco, 1493
Inca road system

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