ake Titikaka takes its name from the island called Intikjarka, which now is known as Sun’s island.
The Intikjarka name comes from two aymara language
words: “inti”, ‘sun’ and “kjarka”, ‘crag’. So “intikjarka” means ‘Sun’s crag’, and today is known as "Sun's Island".
It was a secred place for the k’ullu nation (lupacas < lupilacas + pacasas<pajsi
pak’asa) who lived and live around the lake and far south.
For the k’ullu nation Intikjarka was a
sacred island. The bigger lake was known for them with the name of “Chukuito”
and the south smaller lake was known as “Wiñaymarka”, ‘Never ending city’ in reference to Taipykala or Tiwanaku city.
2006 Achacachi (Jach'ak'achi) World’s highest city site
Sitio de la ciudad mas alta del mundo Patpatankiri markana
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